DOGSPEAK: Cheesy Pun...and Submission Guidelines

Smidgey decided to combine her knowledge of an Italian mathematician with her dogged sense of humor to make a really CHEESY pun:

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Speaking of Fibonacci...

It's time to share the submission guidelines for Two Truths and a FIB Poetry Anthology!

*cue the confetti*

Have you ever played the ice breaker game "Two Truths and a Lie"?

(Game: introductions made by telling three tidbits about yourself: two truths and a lie. Usually, the other people playing try to guess which of the three tidbits is a lie.)

Well, my independently-published poetry anthology is based on this game.

Each submission should be three unpublished, original poems (written in English) following this formula: 


  • Each submission needs to introduce a well-known/general knowledge subject appropriate for ALL ages (ie. children, too!)
  • The SUBJECT of your poems will be the TITLE.
  • Poets may share a brief explanation of the poetry form(s) they used for their TRUTH poems, but all the FIBS will be Fib Poems* (see definition above).
  • If you don't want to write up your own brief explanation of the poetry form(s) you used for the TRUTH poems, I will collaborate with you. One goal of this anthology is to have an instructional element as well as be a joyful collection of poetry.
  • The three poems will be arranged in the order of Two Truths and a FIB as the title states.

Please note: Adding an element of cleverness is a PLUS!  

(again with the math references...sumtimes I just have to go there 😁)

📆SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 August, 2022 

All poets will be contacted by the end of September 2022.

👀WHERE TO SUBMIT Please send...

  • your three poems per subject (two TRUTHS and a FIB)
  • an optional brief explanation of poetry forms used in the two truths poems
  • your contact info: name and email is enough
  • to me, Bridget Magee at: weewordsforweeones(at)gmail(dot)com
    • with the subject line: "2 Truths and a Fib Submission"


📘PAYMENT: Poets who have their poem(s) accepted will receive one paperback contributor copy of the anthology per poet after publication.

📚PUBLICATION DATE: 1.1.23 (see what I did there?)

If you have any questions, email me at: bridget(at)bridgetmagee(dot)com.

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