ORCHARD LEA BOOKS is curating an anthology of work from emerging and established poets from anywhere in the world. First time poets welcome. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to cancer charities in aid of cancer research and support.

We are now accepting submissions of poems up to 40 lines in length.

We would especially like to see poems about cancer, grief, loss, illness, survival, hope and healing. However, we welcome unpublished work on any topic, whether it is cancer related or not.

If you would like to be a part of this book, please email submissions to books@orchardleapress.com

Send as .doc or .docx with the file name as the title of your poem. Please do not include your name in the document to maintain fairness. Please send no more than six poems. Simultaneous submissions welcome, however please notify us if the poem is accepted elsewhere. Closing February 28th. We will let writers know the outcome of their submissions in March. Please email us any questions.