I recently wrote the word “weather” when I meant “whether” — and after a few moments of feeling dense, I decided to write a poem that featured both words. The experience gave me the idea for this call for submissions.

WHAT: Poems that feature homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently, e.g., flower and flour) and/or homonyms (words spelled the same, but have different meanings, e.g.,  fair price, or county fair).

WHEN: We’ll feature the poems on the Silver Birch Press blog during the H2OH Poetry Series from October 1-31, 2014.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email up to three poems (give each a title) to silver@silverbirchpress.com as an MSWord attachment, along with your name, contact info, one-paragraph author’s bio (written in third person) , and any notes about your creative process or the words you chose. (Put all of this information in the MSWord document titled with your last name, e.g., Smith.docx or Jones.doc.)

DEADLINE: Friday, November 21, 2014