Submissions for Annasi & Kadalagotu Vol V now open

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Hey poet, submissions for the Annasi & Kadalagotu Vol V are open until 15 March. Poets are encouraged to send in their most recent, previously unpublished work to Annasi & Kadalagotu, coined by Capt Elmo Jayawardena, author of ‘Sam’s Story’ (Gratiaen Prize 2001) and co-founded by Imaad Majeed, is a small-press publishing house based in Colombo, focusing on contemporary Sri Lankan poetry. The flagship publication is the Annasi & Kadalagotu chapbook, of which three volumes have been published, featuring the work of poets such as Natasha Nathanielsz, Benny Lau, Anis Mustafa, Arun Dias-Bandaranaike, Dawpadee Kaushalya, Tharindu Jayamanne, Hyshyama Hamin, Renton de Alwis, Timaandra Wijesuriya, Menaca Calyaneratne and Eesha Coswatte. Each chapbook features eight Sri Lankan poets writing in the English language, or translated from Sinhala and Tamil, with no one poet repeated. The goal is to document the work of 24 poets in a year, and so on. When making submissions, please note that online mediums such as Facebook and blogs are considered effective publishing mediums, and, hence, work that has appeared on such platforms will not be accepted. Similarly, material that has appeared on any printed form will not be accepted. Each poem must be of ‘reasonable length’. Poems written in Sinhala or Tamil will be translated to English with the consent and consultation of the poet. The Annasi & Kadalagotu Vol V will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International (Unported) License. The respective authors reserve the rights to the material that is their intellectual property. The content of this publication will not be used for commercial purposes, and will only be reproduced with the expressed written permission of the respective proprietors. The Annasi & Kadalagotu chapbook is not for purchase, but distributed freely through viva voce, Hansa Cafe and Charcoal Gallery Cafe. Vol V will be made available at the Annasi & Kadalagotu Lit Fest (AK Lit Fest), 25 April at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort.