Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology – Call for Submissions

Welcome to Literary Revelations.

We are excited to open our publishing house with a call for submission to a poetry anthology entitled: Hidden in Childhood.

Are you ready to explore your childhood and tell us what you see there? Are you ready to bring us the magic, the joy, and perhaps the pain of your childhood?

Every life is a miracle. Every child is a spring bud. Bring us the whispers of the spring bud you were, the mysteries and the happiness of any festive days celebrated in your culture. Remember your mother’s lullaby, your innocence, and the eagerness with which your eyes absorbed the world. Remember your father, and your grandparents. Behind your childhood memories is the person you are today. Childhood always comes first. Maturity comes later. Childhood is the pit of the fruit. The fleshy part is maturity.

We are aware that returning to childhood is not always easy. Sometimes innocence with her spring eyes and cuddling dreams is accompanied by pain. We are aware that there are millions of children who suffer in this world. There is poverty, orphanages, child abuse. If your childhood was difficult we understand it is painful to write about it. However, if you feel comfortable writing about, we will eagerly read your story.

To those of you who want to undertake this journey:
Pick up your pens. Tap your keyboards. Mesmerize us. Immerse yourself in your memories and give us your best poems.

Some quotes to inspire you.

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
― Charles Baudelaire

For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.
― John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

The child, in love with prints and maps,
Holds the whole world in his vast appetite.
How large the earth is under the lamplight!
But in the eyes of memory, how the world is cramped!

― Charles Baudelaire

Guidelines for Submission

Title your submission Literary Revelations Anthology Submissions. Please note that any other title will land your submission in the wrong email folder, and your submission will not be read.

Email your submission at literaryrevelations@pm.me

Do not submit more than 3 poems.

Submit your poems in a Word Document, together with a short bio written in the third person. Each poem should not exceed 150 words. We reserve the right to shorten your bio if it exceeds 40 words. For your submission you should use Times New Roman 12, double space.

By submitting to the Hidden in Childhood (called here anthology) you, as a contributor, affirm that you own the rights to your piece(s) submitted and/or accepted for publication by Literary Revelations LLC and give Literary Revelations LLC permission to publish your work.

You attest that you are 18 years or older.

If you commit plagiarism Literary Revelations LLC is discharged from any liabilities.

You retain the right to your work. Literary Revelations LLC retains the right to the anthology and it remains its exclusive publisher in perpetuity.

Literary Revelations LLC reserve the right to correct any grammatical mistakes that may occur in your work and to change any complex formatting of your work without your consent. We also reserve the right to operated modifications in your bio if longer than 40 words.

Pieces accepted for the anthology may be used by Literary Revelations LLC in whole or in part to promote the anthology.  Writers and artists will be appropriately credited in all promotional materials.

Read the About section before submitting. You will find the Terms and Conditions under which we operate there.

Example of submission:

Dear Editor,
Name: (please use the exact name you want to appear in the anthology)
Bio: no more than 40 words.
Attached please find my submission.

Submissions will close on January 3, 2023.


Next week Literary Revelations will bring you an exciting interview with a Nobel Prize nominee together with his fabulous poetry. Please follow our site and stay tuned.

Thank you.

Published by Literary Revelations Publishing House

An independent press dedicated to showcasing the best literary work. We publish poetry, short stories, art, interviews and novels.

39 thoughts on “Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology – Call for Submissions

  1. Another exciting Anthology Gabriela! Congratulations on the Publishing House too. It will be an exciting New Year for you ☺️❤️

  2. Many many congratulations, Gabeiela! I feel elated from the bottom of my heart as your little child is out and ready to seize the world with it’s Poetic serenade.. keep up the good work. Love

  3. Congratulations and thanks for subscribing. I’m pleased you liked some of the poems written for North of Autumn. I’ll write and submit a poem to your anthology. Will make a nice break before starting my next novel. Actually putting that off a little. Once I get started I’m not going to want to stop or do anything else.

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