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Jewish Awareness Contemporary Poetry Anthology

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We're editing a Jewish poetry anthology with over 100 Contemporary poets and we need your help to make the project happen! First, we'll tell you a bit about the project. The book, The New Promised Land: Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, honors the artistic talent of contemporary Jewish poets born after 1945. Our anthology is the only one we know about that contains this much contemporary Jewish poetry between two covers. A few other anthologies exist here and there, but they do not include as many contemporary voices as this book does. To give you an idea of what exists, one anthology features a handful of Jewish writers from one city. Another contains poetry mixed in with plays, some fiction, essays, etc. We asked ourselves what would it look like to create a book that included all poetry by Jewish writers? We thought it would look amazing. We thought it necessary to create an anthology that features poetry. We knew that poets--and Jewish folks--rocked in general but wow. We have been fortunate to collect some work that knocked our socks off. After the poems knocked off our socks, our hats were next. Let's just say that we had to stop reading to catch our breath. So, we sent out book queries to presses. After a few months, we found a home for it. Neither of us had sent out a pitch for a book before. Well, we were more than a little bit happy to have the book accepted for publication. Cue the happy music. However, our press isn't covering permissions fees. Cue the music that indicates: We won't give up. (Maybe the Rocky theme song is in order? We know it's cheesy.) Anyway, that's why we need help from you. We need money to pay these fantastic writers for their work. We're asking for a total of $3618.

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