My Cruel Invention poetry anthology call for submissions:

Meerkat Press is pleased to issue a call for submissions of poems for an anthology to be called My Cruel Invention. Poems may be about real or imagined inventions, as well as real or fictional inventors. The anthology will be edited by Bernadette Geyer, author of The Scabbard of Her Throat and What Remains.

Throughout history, there have been terrible inventions created for unthinkable evils, as well as wonderful inventions created to the benefit of society and the world. Many inventors were considered madmen or geniuses, or – quite often – both. Equally fascinating is the world of imagined inventions.


  • Contributors will receive their choice of $5 or a print copy of the anthology.


  • Submit up to 3 poems for consideration
  • Maximum length per poem: 100 lines
  • Deadline for submissions: 5/31/15
  • Submissions via email to [email protected] with subject line: Poem – Author
  • Please include:
    • A cover email containing a brief bio and contact information and titles of all poems included in the attachment.
    • Please confirm that your poem has not been published before.
    • Your complete poem(s) in an attached document without name or contact info.
    • We accept .doc, .docx, .txt, and .rtf files.

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