Old Things: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

Status: Tentative February/March 2018

  • 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 memories from the past, things forgotten, the way things were, etc.. 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

Publication is dependent on receiving sufficient quality poems for inclusion in the anthology.

Upcoming Anthologies


About the book Any work that has about memories from the past, things forgotten, The way things were, etc.. as its theme.

Sample of the work:





Old Time Revival

Tom Davis


"A CHRIST-COMING REVIVAL will be held at Viennaís First Baptist Church beginning Monday the fifteenth through the nineteenth. This yearís revival is led by the Reverend Dr. Harold M. Calhoun, Jr., of Macon, Georgia. The theme is ĎThe Temptations Of Man.í Dr. Harold...," began the lead column in the Vienna News.

     "Mama, do I have to go?" Ripís blue eyes flashed beneath a gold cowlick.

     Mary Ann propped the iron upright on the end of the ironing board. It gurgled and hissed as small swirls of steam hovered above its tip.

     "Most certainly. Youíll go to the opening prayer breakfast and every night service," she said, grasping the iron.

     Saturday night the sermon began right on time. Reverend Calhoun, preaching his finest, enlightened the congregation on the sins caused by "Demon Rum." Rip, engrossed, sat perched on the edge of his front row seat.

     "The evils of drink have turned loving homes into living hells, pitted husband against wife, and parent against child. It has ruined many good people, separating them from their Lord. No other substance possesses the power to send YOU to hellís eternal fires faster than this most hideous demon," Reverend Calhounís eyes blazed as he pointed toward the rear.

     Ripís heart pounded, his breath grew shallow and rapid, his stomach churned, and his hair bristled. He pictured his fatherís bottle under the kitchen sink.

     Iíve got to save Daddy! thought Rip, craning his neck to search the back of the church.

     "Repent! Cast out the Demon RumĖ"

     Before Reverend Calhoun could finish, Rip tore from his seat and dashed rearward. The congregation rippled.

     "Daddy! Daddy!" Rip raced up the aisle. Stumbling beside the pew where his mother and father sat, he gasped. "You got to get rid of the bottle you keep under the sink!"

TOM DAVISí 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 a professional journal published by the US Army Special Forces School. Heís authored a collection of short stories, The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; a childrenís coloring book, Pickaberry Pig; a how to book on writing a ranger patrol order, The Patrol Order; an action adventure novel, The R-complex, and his memoir The Most Fun I Ever Had With My Clothes On: A March from Private to Colonel. See eBooks by Tom at the OMP eBook Site. Tom lives in Webster, NC.




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