Each September InSpiritry publishes a peace poetry chapbook anthology to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21. The anthology is part of a local peace celebration called Art of Peace - Tyler. Past peace anthology titles include: PeaceWords, Hunger for Peace, Intertwined and Paths to Peace - Journey to Wholeness. 

The 2017 Art of Peace - Tyler poetry anthology theme is Building Bridges - Making Peace. Each poet may submit one poem of 28 lines or less through Submittable. 
Submissions may be previously published, as long as rights have returned to the poet. Please note the original publication with your submission. The submission deadline is July 31, 2017 with the anthology to be released in September.

 is a social enterprise founded by poet, storyteller, speaker and peace advocate Anne McCrady. Through InSpiritry, Anne offers Ideas for InSpired Living in presentations, publications and appearances, with proceeds supporting a variety of literary projects, arts events, community endeavors and peace efforts. Anne is a co-founder of Art of Peace - Tyler and editor/publisher of the Art of Peace - Tyler anthology. InSpiritry also serves as an umbrella and sponsor for many literary and peace endeavors.

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Ends on July 31, 2017
The first step toward peace is creating a connection with another person and continues as we connect with people we know and then those we don't yet know, as we build literal and figurative bridges between neighborhoods, faith communities and nations.

True peacemakers are those who have the courage, compassion and creativity to take that first step forward, inspiring others to follow. Peacework continues as we reach out to one another and cross the bridges that can connect us.

In cooperation with the annual peace celebration 2017 Art of Peace - Tyler and in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21InSpiritry will publish a collection of poems to be called, Building Bridges - Making Peace. Submissions will be accepted from peace poets around the world between May 1, 2017, and July 31, 2017. Art of Peace - Tyler co-founder, InSpiritry founder and award-winning peace poet Anne McCrady will edit the collection, which will be released in Tyler, Texas, in mid-September, 2017.

Submitted poems should be 28 lines or less, in Times New Roman 12 point font. Each poet may submit one poem. Submissions should include contact information including mailing address/city/state/country (to receive a copy of the chapbook), email address and phone number at the top of the page. Poems may be previously published, as long as acknowledgement of first printing is sent with submission. Poems should relate to the 2017 Art of Peace - Tyler theme, Building Bridges - Making Peace or to the general concepts of community, compassion, creativity and global peace.

There is no fee for entering. All poems must be submitted through SubmittableThe deadline for submissions is 7-31-17. Poets will be notified of selections by the end of August; accepted poets will receive a complimentary copy of the chapbook when it is published in September. As part of the 2017 Art of Peace - Tyler celebration, a Building Bridges Poetry Reading featuring the poets and poems selected for the chapbook will be held in mid-September, with a Speak Your Peace Open Mic to follow.

For more information about Anne and InSpiritry, visit InSpiritry.com. 
To learn about Art of Peace Tyler, visit tylerpeace.com.
Questions may be sent to annemccrady@inspiritry.com.