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Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology


5 for fulfilling my request - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 31

Proceeds for this Anthology will be donated to OPERATION SMILE - a charity that helps kids with cleft palettes and lifts.

I'm publishing a poetry anthology and am looking for contributions to include so that it's not just a collection of my poems. The poems can be any style, rhyming, non-rhyming, funny, sad, etc.

My poems are about dementia and the impact it has on the person suffering and those around them. Some poems are painful and others see the funny side of the situation.

So your poems should be able to stand alongside these. Topics like, the brain, family, relationships, pain, suffering, happiness, joy, bonding, illness, overcoming adversity .... I want a mix of thought-provoking and some that will lift the spirit.

This will be an exciting book to collaborate on, and I really want to include an amazing cross section of content and styles.

If you'd like to contribute, send me the poems or haikus you'd like me to consider. No limit to how many you can submit.

You will retain copyright for your poem and will be able to post it and use it where ever you like, but you will need to grant me the permission to publish it in the Anthology

Why Operation Smile?

I think humans are a resilient lot! No matter what life throws at us we can always find a slice of joy or happiness in any given situation. To me, Operation Smile is the perfect non-profit to partner with, as it helps kids to find their smile.

My style of poetry is rhyming and a little light-hearted, but they contain themes of lessons I've learnt and showcase the humor in difficult situations. Obviously a book containing just this type and style of poetry would be too much. So I really want to create an anthology that features different styles and different topics, so that there's something for every reader to connect with.

Sharing your poetry can be difficult, but have faith in your own creative abilities and share your words for a good cause. Each surgery costs $240 - and we can use the power of our words to help readers connect with different situations, as well as helping a child get their smile back.

I know 5 Simbi is a low value for your poetry - but that's driven by a desire to create a diverse anthology, not the value that I put on your creativity.


Reviews of Jay

Julie provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Jul 29, 2017
I wish you all the best in your poetry project!
Mariah provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Jun 07, 2017
Jay inspired me to start writing again. I can already feel the creativity charging. Thank you!
Megan provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Apr 10, 2017
Jay responded quickly and was great to work with.
Casia Schreyer
Casia provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Feb 28, 2017
I'm excited that two of my poems will be going out into the world in Jay's book! Thanks for this opportunity.
Jessie provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Feb 26, 2017
Thanks for letting me contribute. Great to work with.
Carrie Hammond
Carrie provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Feb 09, 2017
Friendly, good with communication, great to work with.
Monique provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Feb 04, 2017
This was a great first deal and a worthy cause. Count me in if there's another anthology in the works!
Michael Hanson
Michael provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Mar 22, 2017
It was a fun project.
Sam provided Help with Your POEMS in my Poetry Anthology for Jay
Jan 31, 2017
Good cause, sent one of my more meaningful poems over to fill the need of the cause.
Jenn provided unit of Voice Over - Professional Materials for Jay
May 23, 2019
This has been a beautiful and amazing journey to voice and breathe into Jay's poems - she has been a wonderful partner through this whole series and I... would encourage anyone who has the chance to work with her to do so! Thank you, more


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I left my corporate job to become a full-time writer and launch my own Indie Author Press. I write travel guides and non-fiction titles that are published under my Birds of a Feather Press company. I ...enjoy working with other travel bloggers and writers to help them achieve their self-publishing goals and objectives. I'm the Communications Manager as an Author Alliance that acts as a watchdog organization for indie authors, and the co-organizer of the Indie Author Fringe, a 3X a year free, online Indie Author Conference aimed at authors who self-publish. I also run my own Content Marketing Company, helping bloggers and authors build their online presence and reach their target audience. I'm a Project manager who uses her organizational skills to build a content marketing strategy that emcompasses the key social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. I'm a digital nomad and split my time across three continents, using housesitting as a way to provide freedom and opportunity to visit new countries. Before I became a freelance I worked for 17 years as a Project Management for a global CPG firm and had the responsibility of managing cross-functional teams across the organization on an international basis. I created a proven track record in the Lifecycle development, and am adept at assessing current processes and providing solutions for process more

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