Person 1: I’m too shy of my skin, broken tooth and my cataract, I’m not proud of myself.
Person 2: I have big scars on my body, I can’t wear swimsuits. So I avoid going to the pool.
Person 3: I am not loved. I’m disabled. So I masturbate when I need sex.
Person 4: I’m gay and I’m scared to be judged. So I hide behind the skin of a heterosexual boy.
Person 5: I know very well that I am not beautiful. I have terrible acne all over my face. I hate my body.
Person 6: I’m obese. I don’t feel great.
Person 7: My students sometimes think I am their age mates. Often,
people mistake me for a child because of my body. I’m too smallish. I’m
slim and short.
to inspire the above persons to wear their skins proudly. Poems that
will boost their confidence in their own personalities. We are looking
for poems that reflect and promote beauty beyond borders. We want to
shift the paradigm about beauty and redefine it.
- Please send only poems that help any of the seven persons above.
- You may submit a maximum of three poems in single file. Please, multiple entries will mean automatic disqualification.
- Send poems as doc or docx attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
subject line of the email should be ‘Bodies & Scars Anthology’
- Including title, each poem shouldn’t exceed thirty (30) lines. Font: Times New Roman. Font size: 12.
unless specifically solicited.
editors ask for first rights to any poem selected. At the time of
publication, all rights return to the poet; however, should you decide
to republish the poems elsewhere, we ask that you cite Ghana Writes
Literary Group as a place of previous publication.
group will respond to your email submission within a week. Please,
follow up on your submission if after two weeks you have not received a
response. All questions pertaining to submissions should be addressed to
the managing director at email@example.com