Fly With Me: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

Status: Tentative June/July 2017

  • Submissions accepted only via on line form (added to this page later). 
  • Submissions accepted from a former contributor or someone recommended by a former contributor.
  • Only one submission per poet/writer.
  • Poem may not exceed 38 lines (includes title author's name and a blank line prior to the poem) flash fiction should not exceed 325 words (bottom line is that the flash fiction must fit on a 5.5"x8.5" page)
  • NOTE: Contributors may purchase the book at a reduced rate upon publication. 
Old Mountain Press  will publish a collection of poetry by a number of poets.  Our goal is to gather enough quality poems and flash fiction for an estimated 50 to 90 page book with the theme to go with the cover (to your right):  Anything about nature. Would like to have as many poets involved as possible.  Requirements are below. Authors receive publishing credit and retain all rights to their work but agree to the inclusion of their poem in this collection of poetry.
  • Author must have rights to the poem (previously published OK, but not in an OMP anthology). 
  • Poem may not exceed 38 lines flash fiction may not exceed 325 words (this includes title, spaces, and author's name). 
  • Poetry lines that  exceed 45 letters and spaces will wrap and count as two lines.
  • Initially, only one poem/flash fiction per writer, so give it your best shot:-)
  • Sample title and first line below

Title of Poem/Flash Fiction
Author's Name

Begin poem/flash fiction

Submit Your Work

Cover photo “Black Swallowtail on Bull Thistle” by Billy R. Buchanan Nature & Scenic Photography,   taken in Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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I received the anthology this week, and it looks great. As usual, a wonderful job...
Robin G

About the book

Any work that has nature or spring/summer as its theme.

Sample of the work:
Night at the Duck Pond
     Tom Davis

Towering cypress
clothed in ragged grey-brown bark
and bearded with strands 
of Spanish moss 
ring the pond’s far end. 
Cypress knees rise 
from the water like stalagmites. 
Giant cattails and platter-sized lily pads, 
interlaced with long reed canarygrass, 
host a choir of bullfrogs and katydids. 
A small field road hugs its western side. 
In the distance, a gator slaps its tail.
The dank smell of swamp, river, and midnight dew 
churn in the air.
A whippoorwill cries its sad three-note song
as the moon shines a face of stunning gold.


TOM DAVIS’ publishing credits include Poets Forum, The Carolina Runner, Triathlon Today, Georgia Athlete, The Fayetteville Observers Saturday Extra, A Loving Voice Vol. I and II, and Special Warfare. He’s authored a collection of short stories, The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; a children’s coloring book, Pickaberry Pig; a how to book on writing a ranger patrol order, The Patrol Order; and an action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom lives in Webster, NC.

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