The ebook will then be available on Amazon at the end of the season, and will cost only a few dollars.
It will contain one or two poems by each of the season’s featured poets and at least one from each open mic reader. Of course, inclusion in the ebook will be up to the poets.
Some open mic readers read at a number of events. They can give us as many of the poems they have read as they wish to, and we will select from them for the ebook. Or they can choose a small number themselves. The number of poems we select will depend on their length.
Of course, all poems that are included must have been read at the events during the season.
A cautionary note: Some poets may not want certain poems to be included in the ebook because it would make them unacceptable for later publication in certain poetry journals.
The ebook will include a short biography (up to seven lines) of each poet. This must be included with the poems. We may also add a photo of the poet reading at the event. This hasn’t been decided yet.
To keep transcription errors from creeping into the poems, the preferred way to get them to us is by email. Those who don’t use email can give us a copy at the events.
Erik Martinez Richards will edit and publish the anthology. His email address is email@example.com