Sunday, April 17, 2011

Call for Submissions: Buffy Verse Anthology

Hello, dears!

I'm thrilled to be editing Buffy Verse, an anthology devoted to poetry inspired by one of my favorite shows.

Here are the submission details:

I am seeking submissions for Buffy Verse, an anthology of quality poetry inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am looking for lively verse that engages with the Buffy mythos. For example, you may choose to revisit a certain episode, examine the intersection of some aspect of Buffy and real life, or simply write a poem with a relevant Buffy epigraph.

Submissions should be sent either as a Word document or pasted in the body of an email to me at No cover letter or bio is necessary at this time. Send as many poems as you like.
Please put "submission" somewhere in your subject line.

In response to a few questions I've been asked:
-I will consider "Angel" poems, but not other shows from the Whedonverse.
-I don't yet know if contributors will be able to be paid
-I'm not interested in "fan fiction" type of poetry

I will be reading submissions until August 1, 2011.

I have already sent a proposal for this book to several agents and presses, but if any of you are involved in publishing and would like to discuss this project, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for reading this, and please do circulate this call for submissions around your friends, colleagues, students, etc.

I'm looking forward to reading your work!


  1. Hey! I wanted to ask if there was any forward movement on securing a publisher for this. I'm interested in submitting.

  2. Hi Patrick! Apologies for the late reply; I don't get comment notifications for some reason. No movement yet as far as a publisher goes; I haven't accepted enough poems to make a good sample to send agents, so it's going a bit more slowly than I would like. I hope you do submit. Thanks!

  3. I'd love to do this. I don't do much poetry, but the writing I did for IDW's Angel comic whet my appetite for this 'verse, and this looks like a fun way to get a fix.

  4. Yes, it is fun! I won't be publishing any of my own Buffy poems, but they're fun to write.