The Voices of Real 7 

Submission Dates: August 1 - October 14, 2022.

Each year, Poetry Is Life Publishing publishes a collection of poems by poets from all walks of life. It is called, The Voices of Real and it showcases real, raw, honest poetry that speaks about life, (the good, bad and the ugly) in a genuine, thought-provoking way. The poems will challenge the artificial with authenticity, and are a cause of conversation with the intent on understanding, seeking and finding the truth. Its collective poetic voice compliments creativity in passion, power, and purpose.

Submission Guidelines:

Free to enter. Open to all. Submit one original poem, any topic, any line length, style or form to By submitting your poem, you agree that it is your original poem. In the subject line, put The Voices of Real 7. Include your poem, and a bio of no more than 100 words in the body of the email. You can also send your submission to: Poetry Is Life Publishing, P.O. Box 228, Akron, Ohio 44309. 



Poets whose poems are chosen for publication will be notified no later than November 7, 2022.

Each poet who has their work published in the compilation book will receive one free copy.

Book publication is scheduled for January 2023.