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Our inaugural poetry anthology entitled Spheres and Canticles will be released in the spring of 2021. The theme is "Wholeness," meaning completeness, all-encompassing, like a sphere. Whether that's learning to be whole, growing toward wholeness, missing being whole or part of something, or some other aspect of wholeness, hopefully it's broad enough to be inclusive, and still be interesting! And, of course, canticles are songs - the language of poetry is like a song of the soul. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2021 to be considered for next year's anthology. Winners will receive, in addition to publication, a copy of the Anthology in both print and their favorite digital format, reduced prices on purchases of additional copies, and a pro-rata share of the proceeds from the publication, paid annually.