Anthology Submissions are Open!

Submissions are open through September 15th, 2022, for a Listeners Unite Anthology!

~ Looking for inspiration? Visit the poetry prompts page​! ~

Guidelines for Listening-Inspired Poetry: 

  • Email up to 5 poems to this email address (Linda Eve (at) Be sure "Poetry Submission" is in the  subject line.

  • Paste your poetry into the body of the email. (I am trying to minimize attachments rom unknown accounts.) If you have special formatting, please add a brief note to let me know. I may reach out to request a formatted version. If selected, formatting will be confirmed before publication. 

  • For poems inspired by prompts on this website, please include prompt #s before the poems. 

  • If a poem has been previously published, please include credit to the place of first publication

  • Before your poem (or poems), type your name, email address, and a brief bio. (Bios may be up to approximately 50 words. Feel free to make it professional, personal, poetic, or listening-related. Introduce yourself in whatever way makes you comfortable.) 

Guidelines for Listening-Inspired Visual Arts: 

  • To share your photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages, or other visual arts, please email titles and brief descriptions of up to 5 images to this email address (Linda Eve (at) with "Visual Arts" in the subject line. Please do not include attachments at this stage. (I am trying to minimize attachments rom unknown accounts.) 

  • Include a brief bio with the titles and descriptions. 

  • If the works are online, please provide links. If not, please provide brief descriptions. The contact form does not allow uploads, but once we are in touch I can offer you another way to submit them. 

  • Visual artists will be invited to include an artist’s statement about the works and their connections to the theme. (You are welcome to send that with your initial contact if you’d like, but it's not necessary.)

  • All visual arts must be original works unless you have permission to share. 

Content Guidelines: This anthology will celebrate the art of listening and be a safe place for sensitive readers. Please do not send submissions that contain graphic language or imagery or would require a content warning. 

Contributors Under 18: Please include your age in parentheses at the end of your bio. 


Parents and Educators: You're invited to share age-appropriate prompts on this list with kids submit their listening poems, along with their ages. I will reach out to confirm parental consent before publishing.

Notifications of Receipt: You'll receive an email within approximately one week of your submission to confirm receipt.


Final Notifications: Acceptances to the anthology will be based on the number of poems received, how closely submissions hold to the theme, and how the collection takes shape. Please know that all submissions will be appreciated, read carefully, and considered in the context of the overall collection. Poets and artists will be notified with final decisions after the deadline (September 15). 

What to Do in the Meantime: Please share anywhere you’d like—social media, readings, blogs, other publications—let your listening heart be heard. (If someone else publishes it first, please let me know so I can congratulation you—and let me know if I can still have permission to publish with credit to the place of first publication.)


Publication Details: This will be a free digital anthology, published by Listeners Unite in 2023. 

Questions? Please send questions through the same contact page with "Question" in the subject line or click here to send me an email

Thanks for listening and for sharing your unique voice!  

Linda Eve Diamond

Two more ways to share your creative voice... 


This year, I sponsored The Listening Poem Award as a new category in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) annual awards. Contest winners will be notified by NFSP,  announced at the NFSPS Convention in (June 2022), and published in Encore: Prize Poems 2022 (NFSPS's annual anthology of prize-winning poetry (which usually comes out in August).

Did you submit to this contest? Whether or not your poem was selected as a NFSPS contest winner, consider sending your poem for the Listeners Unite Anthology! If your poem was a winner, congratulations!! If you send it for the Listeners Unite Anthology, please make sure to mention the prize and credit NFSPS's Encore: Prize Poems with first publication.  :)


(I haven't seen the entries and will only see the judge's final selections. I look forward to reading them!)




Looking for another place to share your poetry with a warm, wonderful listening community?


The International Day of Listening (ILD) is an annual event, sponsored by the International Listening Association, and celebrated on the third Thursday of September. The IDL website invites recordings of "listening moments" for the website, which can be recorded and shared any time. 

Do you have poetry to share as a listening moment? Or music? Or sounds of nature? What does a listening moment mean for you? What listening moments would you like to share with the world? Consider recording your poem or other listening moment and sharing on the Listening Moments page!