Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology

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Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology 1970s-Present
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phpoetry@gmail.com

Call for Indian English Poetry Submissions
Project editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes, Strayer University, Memphis TN, USA and
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi,Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College(Calcutta, University), Kolkata(India).

Seeking poetry submissions from Indian poets writing in English who began their careers in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and/or more recently in the 2000s (and who are still currently writing and publishing today). The purpose and objective of these submissions is to gather contemporary poems in Indian English for a scholarly anthology to be published by a reputable academic publisher in either America or India. In addition to submitting poems, poets selected to be included in the anthology will need to include a short author-bio that gives a general overview of their career as a poet.

This anthology is tentatively to be divided according to poets who began their career in the 1970s/1980s and poets who began their careers more recently in the 1990s/2000s.

Before submitting poems consider the general interests of this anthology:
o Aesthetically engaging (experimentations in language, diction, syntax, sound, imagism/imagery)
o Postcolonial Themes
o Feminist Themes
o Diaspora Themes
o Deconstructionist Themes
o Modernist and/or Postmodern Aesthetics

To submit poems, send between 5-10 poems as an attached Word document in an email to both editors of this anthology; email addresses are listed below. The subject line of the email should read “INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY SUBMISSION and your last name.” The body of the email needs to include your name and a short author-bio. Do not include your author-bio as a separate attachment. Include the author-bio in the body of the email. The project is purely academic and the for the benefits of the academic fraternity.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2011.
Those accepted for the anthology will be notified by January 31st, 2012. There is no monetary payment; however, those poets whose work is included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF PUBLICATION of the anthology. Looking forward to your whole hearted co-operation in the project.

Email Submissions are to be directed to both editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes (phpoetry@gmail.com) AND
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi
(sarangij@rediffmail.com and "cc" Jaydeep_sarangi@rediffmail.com)

About the project editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes ( A BRIEF BIO)
Teaches college composition/professional business writing at Strayer University in Memphis, TN; holds a doctorate in Textual Studies/Literature from the University of Memphis (2008), masters degree in Comparative World Religions/Philosophy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2000). She has published articles and poems in various college and interdisciplinary journals.

Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi (A BRIEF BIO)
Author of twenty three books and several articles, and has been taken on the editorial board of Cavalcade (Nigeria), Pegasus (Agra), The Okigbo Review (Nigeria), Unheared Melody , Parnassus (RaeBarelly) Prosopisia (Ajmer), Mascarapoetry (Australia), 'Labyrinth'(Gwalior)Indian Journal of World Literature and Culture (Bhubaneswar), Ms Academic, IJPCL (Kerala), Scholastic International Journal of Language and Literature (Chennai), Cherisma(Hyderabad) and Reflections (Tezu). He is the Editor, WRITERS EDITORS CRITICS (Kerala) and New Fiction Journal(Mumbai). He is (and he has served) on the executive panel in several academic and literary bodies, member of the executive committee of Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

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