Monsoon Magic - A Poetry Anthology

In association with The Bookoholics, we are launching an anthology to immortalise the season of Monsoon and how it wrecks havoc in our lives, both in amazing and tragic ways.

The magic of monsoon is different for different people. It can let you soar over the storm clouds, or bury you deep within the earth where the raindrops fall in exquisite patter. It can make you feel lonely even in a crowd. It can make you feel complete in just your own little bubble. It can be enchanting. It can be devastating. It can be the smell of masala chai. It can be the feel of the wrinkly old paper in between your fingers from the novel you are reading.

That is the allure of the monsoon, it is different for every person. So, tell us through your poems about YOUR Monsoon Magic.

Let your hearts guide your pen on this one.

Terms and Conditions:

  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but the poem must be in English. The last date of submission is 31st August 2021.
  • There is no word limit as such but please refrain from sending four-line poetry.
  • The poem should be original and unpublished. You must not have submitted it anywhere else. We don’t consider poems on your personal blog as published.
  • Paper Towns will undertake Editing, Cover design, Inlay design, E-Book creation, Paperback printing, as well as distribution.
  • The board will select top 100 entries.
  • You can send in multiple entries.
  • If your poem is shortlisted, our team will reach out to you to work out further details, if required.
  • On acceptance, we may ask you to work with us on minor editorial changes.
  • All final contributing poets will get an author copy, certificate, a poetry pin badge and editorial support. These copies can only be shipped to Indian addresses.
  • The winners are expected to contribute Rs 699 each for the project. The funds will be used to print & publish the book, distribution, marketing, and other related tasks.
  • Winners will be selected solely on the discretion Paper Towns & The Bookoholics.
  • Deciding the selling price and MRP of the book will be the responsibility of and at the discretion of Paper Towns and The Bookoholics.
  • The proceeds collected (if any) will be donated to a charity working on education for girls.

Some of our previous anthologies: