Thursday, July 15, 2021

Curious about Curating?

Janet (Wong) and I are jumping into a new venture-- leading online workshops! After 10 years of collaborating and 10+ anthologies of poetry published, we've learned a few things along the way. We have presented together in-person at conferences and teacher workshops MANY times and always get lots of questions about HOW we do what we do, so we thought we might use this crazy Zoom tool to share the things we have learned with others. Come join us! 

Our workshop will include the following components:

Anthologies 101

Presented by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

Thursday, August 12, 2021   

Noon - 2pm (Eastern)   


    Publishing Goals

Having single poems published in anthologies

Creating anthologies to submit to traditional publishers

Creating your own indie-published anthologies of new poems

Curating previously-published poems in new anthologies

Creating anthologies of student work

    Content Creation

Poetry versus Poetry PLUS

Front and back matter

Illustrated/decorated or text-only

Choose a theme for your own anthology 

A discussion of:

A World Full of Poems by Sylvia Vardell

The Poetry Friday Anthology by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

The Poetry of Science by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

   Collecting and Evaluating Submissions

Reprinting poems

Open call

Requesting poems

Evaluating submissions

Diversity and inclusion

    Nuts and Bolts

Printing issues (print-on-demand, small print runs, e-books, etc.)

Legal and financial considerations

Publicity and promotion

    And lots of Q+A

If you're interested in joining us, email

Meanwhile, head on over to Nix the Comfort Zone where Molly is hosting our Poetry Friday fun. 

One last plug for our Anthologies 101 workshop: