Friday, January 1, 2021

Wee Blog Birthday Submission Opportunity

Today is Wee Words for Wee Ones' 10th Blog Birthday!

On 1/1/2011 this wee blog was born:

They grow up so fast...



 

 

 

 

And being that I've always had an affinity for the number 10 because I am the 10th kid of 10 kids in my family (Irish-Catholics, much?) and that I was born in the 10th month (October) I've decided to celebrate my blog's 10th  birthday by putting out a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for my 10·10 Poetry Anthology due to be published in October 2021!

Tentative cover art.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 10·10 Poetry Anthology celebrates 10 in 10 different ways. 

For this independently-published project, I am looking for unpublished, original poems in all forms (written in English) in the following 10 categories/prompts:

tenacity

10 more minutes

ten little fingers/ten little toes

10 points to Gryffindor

tension

I tend to...

tenderness

take 10

I wouldn't touch that with a 10-foot pole

tentative

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I plan to include 10 poems from each of the 10 categories to end up with 100 poems

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12 March 2021 (10 weeks from now) 

Successful poets will be contacted by the end of June 2021

WHERE TO SUBMIT: Send:

  •  your poem(s)
  • an indication of which category it fits
  • your contact info 
  • to me, Bridget Magee at: 10.10.weewords.submissions@gmail.com

PAYMENT: Accepted poems will receive a one-time honorarium of $10/poem upon publication.

My Bio: Behind every cute fingerprint is a strong finger. I have strong fingers. In fact, my fingerprints will be all over this blog and will be all over this anthology. I nimbly completed my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University where I worked my fingers to the bone before starting my writing career. When not writing or teaching, my fingers can be found holding the book I am currently reading. I live with my family and crazy dog Smidgey - all of whom have me wrapped around their fingers (and paw). Fingers crossed you'll decide to submit

I look forward to reading your top 10 poems. (see what I did there?)

Ruth is hosting the fabulous Poetry Friday New Year's Day party at her blog,  

There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town. Resolve to join us! 



30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blog birthday!! Very cool project, Bridget. Fun categories!

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! I hope you one of the categories sparks a poem or two and you'll submit. I would be honored. :)

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  2. Neat-O! What a fun and innovative way to celebrate. The categories are as interesting and fresh as your blog posts. I love them! Happy Blog Birthday! I will put on my thinking cap and flex my ten little fingers to start scratching out a submission. Happy New Year, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I can't wait to see what your ten little fingers come up with! :)

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  3. Happy Blog Birthday, Bridget! I am saving your post to come back to when my hectic hosting day is done. What a fabulous project! I hope I can participate!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! I hope you can participate, too! :)

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  4. Happy Blog Birthday, dear Bridget, and celebrating by fostering a new anthology of 'tens' seems the only way to go because you're such a "ten"! I love having a new challenge for the new year! Happy 2021!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I look forward to seeing which category you ten'd toward... ;)

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  5. Happy 10 years of blogging! And what fun, your ten anthology... your book and my NINE will be best friends. :) :) :) And wowza, one of 10 kids!!! (I am one of 5, that seemed chaotic enough!) xo

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    1. Thanks, Irene! I know our books will be fast friends. Yes, 10 kids was/is shocking when you stop to think about it. My mom and dad are (were) amazing people. :)

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  6. Happy birthday blog! What a fun way to celebrate all your 10s. : )

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I hope I got your a-ten-tion enough to intrigue you to submit. ;)

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  7. I'm so taken with the tenderness and tenacity of your "10-10 Poetry Anthology project–looking forward to it, in 10 ways and more. Happy 10th Blog-a-versary too!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I look forward to seeing where tenderness and tenacity take you in your writing journal. :)

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  8. Happiness always but a 10th celebration is an enterprising and inspirational way to bring on 2021. "ten little fingers/ten little toes" sounds like a topic of interest especially since I have two little granddaughters with the above description. 10-10 Poetry Anthology sounds like fun. Let's see what I can come up with by March when I should be settled with the move to Virginia.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I hope life gets more settled sooner than later and I hope you'll join the anthology fun. :)

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  9. A delightful celebratory project! I so love your bio. Your wit is priceless. --10th of 10 kids! WOW! There must be so many stories. Happy Blog Birthday :)

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    1. Thanks, Fran! Yes, my huge family is the inspiration for a lot of crazy stories. :)

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  10. So many tens in your life!!! Ten children! Your mom must have been a saint! I love all of the different ways your ten project will go! A million different ways to enter the world of ten! Big fun ahead!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Yes, my mom is a saint...92 and still going strong. I hope you can join the fun! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh--what a fun project. I'm TENtative about committing as I'm overwhelmed right now, but I'm putting the sub deadline on my calendar so I can pay atTENtion to the poems I write between now and ThEN and see if any are worth sending. :>)

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    1. Oh, Laura, I won't preTENd you're not awesome, because you are. Fingers crossed you'll join the fun. :)

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  12. Your post gets a 10, Bridget - congratulations on this milepost, and what a way to celebrate!! (Stretches two arms, flexes 10 fingers...)
    Happy New Year!!! :0)

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! My hands are extended for a 'high 10' right back atcha! :)

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  13. Happy blogaversary, Bridget! Congrats on making it to double digits. Your anthology project sounds very exciting. I'd love to submit.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I look forward to reading your work. :)

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  14. I'm late in adding my congratulations on your blogiversary! Hooray for you!
    I love the idea for your anthology. I'll work on trying to come up with a suitable poem.

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    1. Thank you, Carmela! I look forward to reading your work. :)

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  15. Congratulations! There were 6 kids in my family, and that seemed like a lot! I can't imagine 10! Your anthology sounds like fun. I'm going to give it a try and see if I can come up with a poem to submit. : )

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Being the mom of only 2, I give mad props to our mom's - 6 or 10 kids - either way our parents were WAY out numbered! I look forward to reading any poem(s) you come up with. :)

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