Trainstorm: An International Anthology of Railway Poems and Drawings
Submissions are invited for consideration by Editor/ Designer Amitabh Mitra. Only work chosen by the Editor will be published and may be subjected to mutually agreed edits. Format of book is Matte Finish, Soft Cover printed on 90gsm paper. The mission of this book is to get train poetry and art out into the world. Circulation will be worldwide mainly through Amazon.com, Amazon.in and Flipkart. Books will also be available from the Poetry Printery website. Please take into consideration the thoughts on train journeys below but you do not have to be literal about it. Both written and visual work solicited. The printing will be greyscale with cover and back in colour.
Publication Year – 2016
Publisher – Poets Printery, South Africa / Cyberwit.net India
Trains remind us of a colonial era in India and Africa when station masters, guards and train drivers were of British origins. A vast network of railway lines and train stations also brought many real life stories later made into magnum opus film productions. We are also reminded of trains to Auschwitz, Poland and Gulags in the former Soviet Union. Happiness and extreme trauma, both are associated with train and train journeys.
I welcome my fellow poets and artists in joining me in this incredible adventure – Trainstorm
All poets and visual artists are welcome to submit poems and drawings regarding trains and train journeys. Submissions to Amitabh Mitra at firstname.lastname@example.org with a 50 word bio.
NB: Last Date for Submissions is 30 November 2015