Old Times Not Forgotten: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

Status: Tentative June/July timeframe 2019

  • 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 memoirs from the past, the way things were, long forgotten things. 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

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Number 40 in the OMP Anthology Series!
Photo front cover by Carolyn York.

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About the book

Anything about memoirs from the past, the way things were, nostalgia, long forgotten things as its theme.

Sample of the work:

Then and Now

      Robert Hewett Sr.


Some things never change for Old Thangs.

My dog, his name is Jack, is a semi- Old Thang.

I made up a song for him.

"What are we gonna do with a dog named Jack,

He runs away and then comes back,

He wants to fight big dogs, Coyotes and such.

He barks to share my bed but sheds too much."

I saw some pretty young thangs age 50 or so.

A long range plan for me is tomorrow.

A short range plan is the end of this sentence.

So itís goodbye to young Thangs, old hobbies,

And hello to old things like failing eyesight.

Some things are still young, like dreams,

A smile on the face of a friend or stranger,

My tomato plans are doing just fine.

My dadís observation on aging.

"Once a man twice a boy"

I will settle for that.

BOB HEWETT is 86 years of age and writes poems, short stories, humor and satire along with accounts of his fatherís story telling skill. Hewett has been named poet of the month on three online writing groups and poet of the year on another. He has published 3 children books. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies. His website is roberthewettsr.hubpages.com

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