Scurfpea Publishing Opportunity

The Scurfpea Publishing 2016 Anthology


Call for poems.


Scurfpea Publishing invites submissions for our 2015 anthology to be edited by

Brandyn Johnson (Black Hills State University). Poems must not have been previously published. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Previous Scurfpea anthologies can be found at and at


Submission of poems is free. Send no more than 20 poems, in 12-point font, single-spaced except for stanza breaks. E-mail them to Title the email: anthology. Include your name and e-mail address on each poem. Please include a short biographical statement.

            Send your poems as texts in the body of your message or as attachments in Microsoft Word or .pdf formats.

Only submissions received on or before April 30, 2016 will be considered.


Submission of poems indicates agreement to the following terms:


The book   

            Paperback, perfect bound, color cover, professional design and layout.

Available through the authors, limited local venues, (for 1-year minimum).

It will sell for around $16, depending on printing costs.

The planned date of publication is October 31, 2016.

Title and cover art will be determined after the poems have been chosen.


Copyright issues

Copyrights of individual poems will remain with the authors, save for permission to print submitted poems in the anthology and limited reprints of individual poems for publicity purposes.

The book will be submitted to the collections of the Library of Congress and Poets House.


How you make money

The money you make will depend upon your ability to sell the book! Books will be available to authors at $5 below retail. You can order as few as you want with no penalty for small orders (However, the larger your order the smaller shipping and handling expenses will be per book.). Sell 30 books, you should make close to $140 (just a rough guess at the cost of shipping). You may order as many times as you want as long as the book is available (at least a year).

No royalties will be paid from sales or other outlets—the bookkeeping is beyond the ability of a small press. If you have a special situation, say an aunt in Guam who wants to buy it on, contact Scurfpea Publishing first and we can work out a way to share royalties.


A look at the previous Scurfpea Publishing annual anthologies beginning in 2010:



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