Poetry Shelf noticeboard: call for submissions for anthology about cleaners and cleaning


Tēnā koutou poets, friends and whānau of poets, teachers, organisers, and great poetry people
Here is Landing Press’s exciting new project: an anthology of poems about cleaners and cleaning.

If you are working as a cleaner, or have ever worked as a cleaner, write a poem which catches that experience in some way. Send it to us. These poems are our first choice.

If you haven’t worked as a cleaner, but have a poem about cleaning or cleaners, send it to us. These poems will also be considered.

We want poems by/about cleaners in offices, hospitals, churches, rest homes, marae, on boats, in factories, on the streets, at beaches and rivers. Cleaners are everywhere, and we are interested in everywhere.

Please send us up to 3 poems. Maximum length 40 lines. On the same page as the poem include your name, email address and a very brief note about your experience as a cleaner. Or there might be another small story behind your poem you want to briefly include.

Send your poems to landingpresscleaners@gmail.com by Monday 27 July.

And please forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

This anthology will be published in late 2020 or early 2021. We had hoped to pay all writers, but the Covid 19 situation has affected fundraising for this book. If we can pay, we will, but we can’t promise. All included writers will get a complimentary copy of the anthology.

Landing Press is a small Wellington publisher of poems that many people can enjoy.


Hei kona i roto i ngā tūmanako

The Landing Press team


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