Call for Submissions: Christmas etc holiday poems

It has been suggested that the Potcake Chapbooks really ought to include one for the Christmas season, as people already send out some of the chapbooks in place of greeting cards to friends and family. Well, it’s August – if I can find a wide enough assortment, perhaps we can get a chapbook out by the beginning of November… otherwise, we should be able to do it by next year.

What I’m looking for, of course, is a diversity of poems in a diversity of forms, but all with rhythm and rhyme. Not too long, because there will only be 13 pages of poetry – two to 20 lines preferred. With a mix of attitudes: sentimental, cynical, happy, rueful, whatever, but preferably elegant and witty. And not just Christmas, but all holidays of the season: Hanukkah, Divali, Kwanzaa, Festivus, New Year’s Eve, office parties, skating parties, special meals and drinks, customs and habits… (And of course I can only take 12-15 poems anyway.)

That’s a lot to ask for a little chapbook, we’ll have to see if it’s workable. If you have something you think I might like, on this or any other topic, preferably previously published, please send poems in the body of the email or as a single attachment to robinhelweglarsen@gmail.com. Contributors receive five copies.

Photo: “Christmas Cookies” by Kiss My Buttercream is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

1 thought on “Call for Submissions: Christmas etc holiday poems

  1. brucemcguffin

    Robin

    As it happens I get a big kick out of Christmas and have written quite a few poems for the season. The attached document has my favorites. I apologize for not winnowing the selection down more than I did, but sometimes it’s hard to choose. I decided to let you make the final cut. Fortunately they’re all short.

    Thanks Bruce

    On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM Form in Formless Times wrote:

    > Robin Helweg-Larsen posted: ” It has been suggested that the Potcake > Chapbooks really ought to include one for the Christmas season, as people > already send out some of the chapbooks in place of greeting cards to > friends and family. Well, it’s August – if I can find a wide enough ” >

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