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Call for submissions: MYTHS & LEGENDS: A Literary Collection

The focus of our first anthology for the year 2023 is myths and legends, drawn from how different cultures all around the world represent their fears, although of course stories and poems on magic, supernatural powers, monsters, heroes, dwarves, spirits, giants, vampires, epic journeys, strange worlds will also be considered.

Our goal is to compile some of the best modern short mythic retellings and reinventions of legends from various authors around the world. Whether you are an award-winning/bestselling author, acclaimed storyteller/poet, or exciting new talent, you can offer readers new ways to interpret and understand the world. Adventure with us on these Mythic Journeys.

We are on the lookout for unpublished poems and stories about myths and legends in the English language. Myths and legends are the oldest stories, part of our collective consciousness, and the source from which all fiction flows. Full of magic, supernatural powers, monsters, heroes, epic journeys, strange worlds, and a vast imagination, they are fantasies so compelling we want to believe them true.

Criteria:

• Authors may submit one short story of 400-600 words in the English language + a drawing inspired by your stories on folktales, fairytales, tall tales, legends, and myths that cast a child — not an adult — as the clever problem-solver.

• Poems must be only 4 to 5 stanzas in the English language + drawing inspired by your poem on folktales, fairytales, tall tales, legends, and myths that cast a child — not an adult — as the clever problem-solver. 

• We only accept new works and will not accept any work that was previously published in any anthology (poems or stories that have been posted on Facebook that have not been accepted by online or print anthologies or journals are eligible).  

• The contributor with the best beast (illustration) will be the official book cover of this anthology.

Guidelines:

1. Copy your submissions to an email as a single document and email it to mckinleypublishinghub@gmail.com. The subject of the email should be [Submission: Myths & Legends]. All other titles will be considered, and the anthology title (“Myths & Legends”) will not be accepted. In the body of your email, please include your bio of not more than 50 words written in third person format ( if you submitted your Bio to previous Anthologies, please submit your Bio again, a submission without a Bio will be declined without notice. If you have someone else draw, please also provide the artist’s Bio so that we can also give him/her proper credit and a certificate.)

2. The deadline for your poems/stories should reach us is 10th January 2023. The anthology will be published by McKinley Publishing Hub and we hope to launch it in the first quarter of 2023.

3. Please no pdf attachments. We won’t be notifying you if you submitted a pdf format, please know that it will automatically be rejected.

4. Those who sent their submission via email will receive notification that the MPH team has received your submissions, via email on January 2023. However, the review process may take up to eight weeks. We will contact you once a decision whether accepted or rejected has been reached.

We look forward to receiving work that depicts eclectic styles and interests!

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“RAINBOWS & DAYDREAMS, A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POETRY & SHORT STORIES by Various Authors, is Now Available on Amazon

Most of us grew up in a world without Smartphones, Nintendo Switch, and Netflix. We spent most of our free time just lying around, staring at the ceiling, and daydreaming about being grownups.

From picturing a romance with a dream partner, to being a superhero, to a profession we want when we grow up. 

Indeed, daydreaming can help us envision a better future. 

Those who daydream like us are hopeful persons.

We always see the glass being half full, and for us, things can always improve and thrive. Our lives are guided by our ability to imagine and see the bright side in every situation, to think of the rainbow after the storm. We always believe things can get better, and there could not be a more beautiful way to view this life than through our childlike wonder.

Let our little minds sojourn. Keep the positive attitude in our hearts and spread it around.

We all need some more daydream time and some more of that hope in our pockets.

And all the dreams that we dare to dream can and will  come true.

                                                      Mary Rose R. Agapito-Lagunsad /MPH Editor-in-Chief

 

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PAGES INSIDE THE BOOK , OUR DEAR CO-AUTHORS NAMES ARE LISTED ON THE CONTENTS

Our Excellent Contributors

FOREWORD      by  Carolina Duka

PREFACE     by   Dexter Amoroso

INTRODUCTION by Mary Rose A. Lagunsad

Cover by Eureka Robey

Artwork contributors: Sophia Mhae Dorupan p.19, p. 67.p 124, & p.154 

Julie Ann Ballon p.23, p.156

Annette Wengert Tarpley 

• Never Stop Dreaming (A short story)

Elsie C. Mapalad

  • Chasing Rainbows

Kathy Jo Bryant

  • Daydreams of Imagination
  • What Do You Think of a Rainbow?

Carolina R. Duka

  • A Child
  • My Special Nica ( A short story)

Bogdana Găgeanu

  • Children are Magicians

Cherie Leigh

  • Unicorn Galaxy

Farah Diba Pastor

  • Fairyland

Binod Dawadi

  • Children’s Life

A J Wilson

  • A Day at the Fair

Veronica Roma Pingol

  • Be their Smile

Greg Etsell

  • The Happy Little Cloud ( A short story)

Jill Tait 

• The Folklore Fairies    

• I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes!!   

• Ssshh Don’t Say a Single Word   

• Never in Your Wildest Dreams   

• Ten Tiddly Tadpoles    

Sarfraz Ahmed

  • At the End of Her Nose

Maria Evelyn Quilla Soleta

  • My Tala, My  Mayla

Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

  • Childhood

Dexter Amoroso

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • You can Count on Me
  • A Parenting Experience
  • Toy Envy
  • What Fascinates a Child

Joyce Jacobo

  • At the Nexus Point

Rhodora G. Garcia-Medina

  • A Summer Without End

Mary Rose R. Agapito-Lagunsad

  • My Library Cat
  • Billy Bee Wants to Play ( A short story)
  • Mighty, the Unlikely Turtle ( A short story)

Gopal Sinha

  • A Full Rainbow at Bangalore

Alyssa Joy Manila Bagat

  • Friends

Jhemar C. Lagata/Mhardz Guivarra

  • Two Giants

Gino G. Sumalinog

  • The Lonely Guava Tree ( A short story)

Kalucharan Sahu

  • She Has A Pet
  • The Legend of the Old Couple (A short story)

John Lowell R. Perlas

  • Mumbo Jumbo

Rana Zaman

  • A Frog’s Wedding

Ren Ramirez

  • A Girl Named Sofia

John Mark Astorga

  •   The World Where I am Belong

Lady Margrethe

  • The Sky
  • Lessons I Learned from Dad

Lakshmi Ajoy

  • Eva on a Plant-a-Tree Mission ( A short story)
  • Inner Sparks

Meghraj Babita

  • Somewhere Above the Rainbow

Hanna Supetran

  • Sense of Wonder

Leizl Rosales a.k.a Ezssel

  • The Chocolate

Gloria Magallanes Loeb

  • Dogs
  • Melancholy

Maria Anna Aludia Flores-Young

  • A Hearty Plate of Gratitude

Davi Ramphal Rampersad

  • Dreams

Zaneta Varnado Johns

  • Daydreaming: We Have Enough

S Afrose

  • The Dreamy Kite

Sarah Rachel Ramphal

  • Pocket Full of Dreams

Maureen A. Villanueva

  • Here Comes, Mr. Sun

Maricel Padua Lopez

  • A Thousand to None

Priyalakshmi Gogoi

  • Our Healthy Friends
  • Golden Rays

Sunita Sahoo

  • That’s Me

Eftichia Kapardeli

  • Blue Eyes

Jhaira Mae G. Perez

  • How I Wonder

Anthony Crutcher

  • The Tree with the Face

Pratibha Savani

  • Sun, Sea, Sand

Jhenson Tyrone Villena

  • Vivid

Jacqueline Villoso Vento 

• Still       

Harsh Sharma

  • Play in Cradle

Karuna Mistry

  • Tatty Bear
  • The Lego Experience
  • A Trifle Matter

Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey 

• Read       

• The Face of Thee     

• She’s a Dearest Friend in Child’s Imagination

• Children      

• In the Eyes if an Innocent Soul

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“Rainbows & Daydreams”A Collection of Original Children’s Poetry and Short Stories by Various Authors is Now CLOSED for Submissions

This is the official book cover

Our upcoming poetry and short story anthology is “Rainbows & Daydreams: A Collection of Original Children’s Poetry and short stories by Various Authors. We are on the lookout for unpublished poems in the English language. 

Criteria:

• Poets may submit one poem and/or one short story (400-600 words)

• Poems must be only 4 to 5 stanzas in the English language. 

• We only accept new works and will not accept any work that was previously published in any anthology (poems that have been posted on Facebook that have not been accepted by online or print anthologies or journals are eligible).  

Guidelines

1. Copy your submissions to an email as a single document and email it to mckinleypublishinghub@gmail.com. or you may use the form below. The subject of the email should be [Submission: Rainbows & Daydreams]. All other titles will be considered and the anthology title (“Rainbows & Daydreams”) will not be accepted. In the body of your email, please include your bio of not more than 50 words written in Third person format ( if you submitted your Bio to previous Anthologies ,please submit your Bio again, a submission without a Bio will be declined, we won’t be notifying you as this is already written on our Guidelines.

2. The deadline that your poems should reach us is 10th August 2022. The anthology will be published by McKinley Publishing Hub and we hope to launch it by September 25th.

3. Please no pdf attachments. We won’t be notifying you if you submitted a pdf attachment, please know that it will automatically be rejected.

4. Those who completed the submission form will receive notification that the MPH team has received your submissions, via email within 48-72 hours. However, the review process may take up to four weeks. We will contact you once a decision whether accepted or rejected has been reached.

We look forward to receiving work that depicts eclectic styles and interests!

Submission Form Has Been Removed, We are in the process of Proofreading Editing the Manuscript.

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“Mother’s Embrace” Anthology book is now available on Amazon

“MOTHER’S EMBRACE: A collection of literary works for all Mothers that went through Labor to bring their children into the world”. 

In this age of superheroes, let us not forget that we already have heroes among us, and they are called ‘MOTHERS’. All Hail the Good Mothers whether housewives or working moms! They are the Mighty Mothers or Superwomen. Nonetheless, Mother’s Day is not all roses, cards, and fine dining restaurants for some. This is not a day of joy for everyone. For some, there is Mother’s Day without a mother due to death. There is Mother’s Day, but the real mother has not been met or seen. McKinley Publishing Hub worked on collecting all these literary works to honour all our mothers who have sacrificed much in order for us to be who we are.  

And there are many aspects of motherhood that go unrecognized. The alternative and atypical mothers are left out of the picture. So, we are here to recognize the Mothers in Name Only. Mothers who are losing a battle. Lost Mothers. Unknown Mothers. Single Mothers. Double Mothers. The Dad Mothers. Nurturing the Child of Another or a stranger. The Pseudo Mothers. Soon-to-be Mothers. We recognize the Un-mothered Children. Children raised without a mother. We recognize Children with Withholding Mothers. To whom should they go? Where else would they be? No one else with whom to rest. But in their MOTHER’S EMBRACE.

If you liked this book, and if you want to honor all our mothers — past, present, and future — please share this with your friends and loved ones! This one is for all moms!

Don Luman-ag/Published Author, MPH CEO

Acknowledging and Thanking Our Contributors

McKinley Publishing Hub would like to express its sincerest gratitude to all of the contributors to the Mother’s Embrace Anthology book who offered amazing and inspirational poems and short stories about their biological and non-biological Mothers, Sisters, and Grandmothers, Mothers-in-law, and all incredible women around the world.

We are very grateful beyond words to all of our contributing authors, especially to all women who fulfill the duty of a Mother unconditionally, unselfishly, for making this world a wonderful place to live in. 

Our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared or re-posted the “Call for Submission” guidelines on their Facebook wall or Poetry group sites of which they are members.

Lastly, MPH would like to acknowledge the founder of the Passion of Poetry Ms. Annette Tarpley, Administrators and Moderators, and members, Mr. Alan Johnson the founder of Trending Poets, Self-Published x Movement Admins, and members. Mother’s Embrace Anthology book would not be possible without your utmost support.

Heartfelt thanks to all! We look forward to many more Anthology projects with all of you in the future.

Eureka Robey

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I Love You to the Moon and Back Anthology Book is Now Available on Amazon

Love is all around us. Whether it is a profound love for a higher being, a dedicated love to a spouse or partner, tender love for children and siblings, loyal love for friends, or love for pets, seeing depth in a simple shared chore, knowing someone’s triumphs are yours, coming to terms with someone’s mistakes, feeling sad for someone’s sadness, we all share in the splendours of love. From bliss to misery, often, we find ourselves at a loss for words to describe the intensity. 

 I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK contains perfectly penned verses that brilliantly paint the pictures of our hearts.  By reading this anthology book, we realize just how vast this can be, to the moon and back, and how universal and powerful this feeling is. These 100+ love poems give us a real and profound sense of our time in this universe, and the pleasures they offer are – like space itself – infinite.

Everyone who cares about poetry should own this book.

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Thanking our Contributors

McKinley Publishing Hub-Team would like to thank all the contributors of this wonderful book, who have so generously offered the gift of their poems as well as their time and energy for MPH Anthology projects.

MPH would like to express our deepest gratitude to the founder of the Passion of Poetry Ms. Annette Tarpley, Administrators and Moderators, & members, Mr. Alan Johnson the founder of the Poets Narrative & Trending Poets, Self-Published x Movement Admins, and members.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared or re-posted the “Call for Submission” guidelines on their Facebook wall or Poetry group sites of which they are members.

I love you to the moon and back Anthology book, would not be possible without your utmost support.

Heartfelt thanks to all! and we look forward to many more Anthology projects with you in the future.

Our Contributors and Title of their Poems / Short Stories/Short Novel inside the book

Random Beautiful Pages Inside the Book

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All I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: Yuletide Poetry Anthology

All I Want For Christmas. This iconic song is a world Christmas staple. Vince Vance & the Valiants epitomize holiday cheer and goodwill with this Christmas classic. Christmas is a celebration of the best in all of us.

This fascinating poetry anthology book is biblically oriented, theologically rich, and easy to digest. Indeed, the poets worldwide put together comprehensive Christmas wishes in a neat package from material to spiritual in contemporary times. Our love for each other, the true feeling of brotherhood amongst us all.

Here’s hoping that everyone gets their wishes for Christmas, but remember an old proverb: “what you get, you lose. What you give, you keep forever”. Your support is a gift to McKinley Publishing Hub. Merry Christmas!

The book is elegant. All the poems in this anthology are of high quality. The layout and artworks are excellent too. This is a wonderful gift for Christmas!

Please watch our promotional video created by Mr Alan Johnson of The Poets Narrative

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To get more updates about Anthology projects please visit our official Facebook Group Self-Published x Movement,

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My appreciation extends to the POP Admin team, especially to Ms. Annette Tarpley, the Founder of The Passion of Poetry, an International group with almost 15 thousand poets, for her generous literary contributions, for her invaluable support, and for allowing McKinley Publishing Hub to announce its Anthology projects to her wonderful Poetry group.  

Our heartiest gratitude to our other major contributors Kathy Jo Bryant, Jill Tait, Greg Etsell, Cherie Leigh for their willingness to spare us their time.
And a person who also deserves our gratitude is Alan Johnson, the founder of The Poets Narrative, for creating an excellent video to promote this book, which can be watched at The Poets Lounge on YouTube. His utmost kindness in promoting poets' works is truly kind and generous.
We would like to convey a special thanks to the very talented Filipino artist, Rene Alster Oliva, for his amazing artwork "On their way to Bethlehem" located on the first page of this book.


We are also grateful to the presence of Illustrious Admin Bards Self-Published x Movement (SPXM), their support in making fellow writers, poets, and poetesses realize their dream of becoming certified published authors is phenomenal.

Finally, we express the most gratitude to all poets and poetesses throughout the world, for their high-quality poem contributions. All I Want For Christmas Anthology Book won't be possible without your support.


Thank you!

Annette (Wengert) Tarpley

John Thomas Tuft

Jill Tait

Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey


Annell Carter

Gabriel S. Weah

Napoleon Torres lll

Tim Law

Sunita Sahoo

Jack Tomlinson

Cherie Leigh

Sarfraz Ahmed

Joey Viliran Fernandez

Greg Etsell

Ababio Sylvester Owusu

Lyn B. Pastrana

Venkat Balantrapu

Ency Bearis

Anne Maureen Medrano Esperidion

Diptarupa Mallick Dasgupta

Layeba Humanity


Farah Diba Pastor

Linda Jean Wright Lank

Margie Hilario Estrada

Sharon Dorival

Shenni Waldron

Nwankwo Victor Anayo

Norbert Góra

Davi Ramphal Rampersad

Rosie B. Licudo

Neslie L. Lumanglas

Gloria Magallanes- Loeb

Rekha Mittal Gupta

Bienvenido Lantin Mojica

Šolkotović Snežana

Afrose Saad

Gita Mohanty

Pratibha Savani

Maria Editha Garma-Respicio

Cyril Amoroso-Vivo

Chris Opeña Orcuse

Dex Amoroso

Don Luman-ag

Karuna Mistry


Elizabeth Joseph

Imelda Zapata Garcia

Deity S. Tandog

Flight to the Light

Kathy Jo Bryant

Shabbirhusein K Jamnagerwalla

LolitaLolos-Despuig

Nadica Ilić

Binod Dawadi

Lady Margrethe

Jacqueline Villoso Vento

Dil Kehta Hai, pen name of Ms. Swati Garg

Faith Eli Rose S. Llave

Hanna Supetran

Blagica Stanoeska

Jename Solon

Dr Karu Kala-Mohan Jamda MP

Iluminada D. Imbang

Regina McIntosh

Bradford Burch

Madhuri Kulkarni

Chibueze Moses

Dolores Lapinid

Ashu Verma Chaubey

Deepti Shakya

Matthew F. Zeccola

Gail Drake

Nathaniel De Lara Cruz

Wilfred Ntui


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Above all these, MPH wants to thank the Almighty for the ultimate guidance and wisdom.

Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey
McKinley Publishing Hub Artist /Designer
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SAVING THE WORLD, ONE POEM AT A TIME PUBLISHED TODAY

Thanking our Excellent Contributors and Amazing Artists , who contributed their Poems and Amazing Artworks to our very first Anthology Book “Saving The World, One Poem at A Time ,which has been published last night by McKinley Publishing Hub mckiinleypublishinghub.com
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Proceeds from this charity project will go directly to the contributing authors’ chosen beneficiary — the Naga City SPED Center. McKinley Publishing Hub has sent them the letter, which they emailed back to us with their signature.