Cerasus Poetry: call for submissions

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Cerasus Poetry: call for submissions

Cerasus Poetry is a joint venture in association with ABCtales to assist selected members to collate, edit and publish their poetry collections as quality paperbacks and e-books, which will be available to buy from major online retailers as well as directly from Cerasus.


Successful poets will be given ten free copies of their books and the opportunity to purchase further copies at cost price, which they can freely sell and retain full proceeds.


Profits from all other books sold online will be shared between the writer, Cerasus Poetry and ABCtales.


Cerasus will make all reasonable efforts to promote your work via social media and by distributing review copies.


We are presently open to submissions from ABCtales members exclusively. Simply copy and paste three of your best poems into the body of an email and send them to us via our contact tab on this site. No covering letter or personal details required and please, no attachments.


If we are impressed by your work, we will invite you to submit a further ten poems for consideration and from these we will prioritise the poets we wish to work with.


All we ask is that you realistically have a portfolio of at least forty poems that are of publishable quality. We particularly value originality of ideas and expression and applaud experimentation.


Looking forward to receiving and reading your verses.



This sounds great!  Can we submit poems already published on here?


We just want to see the best poems you can muster, whatever the source. So yes.

What would the cost be to produce a 40 poem book?

Richard L. Provencher

As an example, a 64 page A5 paperback would have a cost price of about £2.50, not including postage or possible discounts for bulk buying.

Sorry, my only income is my Old Age Security and cannot afford to pay to print any copies. Thank you for the information. --Richard

Richard L. Provencher