NEW ICC Anthology: The Gathering 14

The 2017 Anthology is now available.

Remember that all members are being asked to contribute copies of their poetry (books, chapbooks, anthologies, etc.) to our Vice President, Stan Morner, 1441 Quail View Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 - (925) 944-6530
to be considered for inclusion in our Ina Coolbrith Circle library section
in the Sacramento State Library's secure Special Collections Reading Room. Our total collection now is over 350 books!

The Ina Coolbrith Circle

The Gathering 15

Call for submissions to The Ina Coolbrith Circle 2019/20 Poetry Anthology

 Fellow Circle Members: ICC will publish THE GATHERING 15 in the fall of 2020. Please begin selecting work that you would like to submit for the forthcoming issue of our anthology.

Each member is entitled to have at least one poem published in Gathering 15.

To give our Editorial Committee the opportunity for selection, send three (3) poems which you would like to see in The Gathering 15. Poems will be accepted at the Committee’s discretion. Please submit your best quality work.

Postmark Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2020


1.  An anthology of poems by members of the Ina Coolbrith Circle will be published in 2020 and go on sale at the ICC Banquet this fall. 

2. Poems may be published or unpublished. If previously published, be sure to include information (name of book, magazine, anthology, or other, and year of publication). If a poem has won a prize, note instructions at 6e below.Poems submitted for The Gathering 15 are eligible for entry in ICC’s 2020 Poetry Contest.

3.  DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 

4.  NUMBER OF POEMS: Each member must submit THREE (3) poems. 

5.  LINE LIMIT: This is very important! Since each member is entitled to one page, each poem’s length is limited to 32 lines (space between stanzas counts as a line). If a line contains more than 48 characters (including spaces) it will be counted as TWO lines. If preparing on a digital device please use 12 point Times Roman or equivalent. If a poem is not consistent with these requirements, it will be rejected by the Committee.  


a.  Please type SINGLE SPACE in the form you wish your work to appear, and proofread carefully. (Note: We do NOT accept poems in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.)  

   b.  Unless there is a clear reason for your poem to be centered (as in a concrete poem), please use professional flush left form. 

   c. Submit four (4) CLEAR copies of each poem on 8½ x 11 white paper. Clear photocopies are acceptable. You should have 12 pages in your submission. 

   dType your name and address ABOVE the poem in the upper right-hand portion. 

   eType any awards the poem has received, and publication in which it has appeared, BELOW the poem, in the lower left-hand portion. BE SPECIFIC, i.e., First Prize, Nature; Poets’ Dinner, 2016; Third Prize, Poets’ Choice, ICC Annual Poetry Contest,  2018. (Note: We do not cite honorable mentions. 

   f. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed POSTCARD if you wish to be notified via mail re poem(s) accepted. 

   gPlease use ample postage when mailing poems. Certified mail will not be accepted. 

7. SEND POEMS TO:  Robert Eastwood ,  21 Arapaho Court, San Ramon, CA, 94583