CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poems inspired by mythology, fables, or fairy tales. Submissions can be original poems, or erasure poems based on pages from books of myths, fables, or fairy tales.

PROMPT: What myth tells your story? What fairy tale continues to inspire you? What fable resonates with you? This is your chance to turn yourself into the stuff of legends. Write about yourself as a mythic personage, fairy tale denizen, or fabled creature — or just write about myths and legends.

WHEN: We’ll feature the poems on the Silver Birch Press blog during October and November 2014.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email up to six poems (give each a title) to 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 thoughts about the myth/fable/fairy tale you chose. If an erasure poem, provide a reference for the original text (publication, date, and link to website where you found it). PLEASE — put all of this information in one MSWord document and title the file with your last name. Thanks!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not interested in poems based on any religious texts. Depending on your religious persuasion, these texts are not considered mythology. In general, we avoid poetry with religious or political overtones. We also don’t like poetry that is raw, x-rated, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, or exploitive. So there.

DEADLINE: Friday, November 21, 2014