Provo Poetry wants your poems! DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

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What’s a POEMBALL you ask? Check out our recent press here:

The Daily Herald: Poemball machine provides pops of poetry to Provo

KSL Interview: ‘Poemball machine’ showcases local poets at Provo cafe

City Weekly: Poem in a Ball–Provo Poetry connects the Utah Valley community to verse, one quarter at a time

SEND US YOUR POEMS TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY 

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

Provo Poetry Submission Call

Send your short poems to help promote poetry in Utah!

ROUND 4 DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

Technically, we are always open to submissions, so send us poems whenever! The deadlines posted are about a month before we will print a new round of POEMBALLS.

GUIDELINES:

  • Poets must have lived or spent significant time in Utah at some point in their lives. Please tell us where and when in your email.
  • Poems must be appropriate for a general audience (rated PG).
  • Provo Poetry is an all-inclusive community. Do not send poems with topics/speech related to hate, shaming, or cultural appropriation.
  • Previously published poems are okay!

POEM LENGTH: Short poems of about 20 lines or less.

NUMBER OF POEMS: Send up to ten poems. (We prefer a separate attachment for each poem sent in a single email).

SEND TO: ProvoPoetry@gmail.com

ACCEPTED POEMS: You will be notified via email if your poems are accepted. Accepted poems will be printed up to ten times for distribution into the community in and around Provo. Poets will be accredited for their work on the poems and on our web site.

Distribution methods may vary. No monetary payment will be provided to poets, but please know your contribution is important and appreciated! The main goal of Provo Poetry is to instill the love of poetry within the general community, bring poems to a wider audience, and to support local poets.

Peculiar Poetry Reading at Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City, Saturday June 3rd

Our friends over at Peculiar Journal will be hosting a reading from their journal at the Utah Pride Festival this Saturday (June 3rd) at 12:30 pm (schedule) on the Spoken Word Stage.  Peculiar contributors and staff will be reading a selection of works (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) from their journal to help promote and celebrate queer culture in Utah.

Peculiar Team

If you have not had a chance to read or hear the work contributed to this literary journal, you are truly missing out.  High quality, energetic, unique, and life affirming, this is art worthy of celebration.  Give your ears some sweet love this weekend!

For more information about Peculiar Journal, please visit their site or follow them on FaceBook – facebook.com/peculiarjournal.

Interested in the Utah Pride Festival for 2017?  Visit the Utah Pride website for more information.

Peculiar

Put a Ring on It Writing Contest

This unique writing contest wants you to sell us all on love in order to win a gorgeous $2000 platinum and 18k yellow gold wedding band (men’s size 10/11) AND get published on Speak For Yourself Open Mic’s blog (speakforyourselfopenmic.wordpress.com) AND feature at the open mic. Previously published work is welcome and you can submit multiple pieces for a single entry fee (10 page limit).

This ring loves love. It was created to express undying love and it really wants to get back out into the world doing what it loves most. That’s where you come in. I’m not asking you to make me believe in romantic love again. I already believe. I just haven’t seen evidence of it for a long, long time. What I want you to do is to shore up my hope that romantic love can actually happen in this crazy world of heartbreak and dashed dreams. Tell me your story (or somebody else’s?). Warm my heart. Make me laugh. Make me happy to cry.

Deadline: May 30th

Submit to: https://speakforyourself.submittable.com/submit/82538/put-a-ring-on-it