APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
PoemTown organizers are now soliciting original poetry submissions from poets of all ages residing anywhere in Vermont. No more than three poems should be submitted, each poem no longer than 24 lines. The deadline for submission is February 15.
Poets should send 1 to 3 original poems as MS Word or rtf attachments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No pdfs please! Each poem should be typed on a separate page.
Please type the name of the poet and town of residence at the bottom of each poem. (Poets should be assured that this information will not be shared with the judges of the poems, but will be helpful when the chosen poems are submitted to the designer who prepares the broadsides for display in town as well as the published anthology.)
In the text of the email, please include the poet’s contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number). Each poem should be sent as a separate attachment to the email, with the title of the poem as each attached document’s name.
Poets are asked not to submit any work that has been previously displayed in any PoemTown or PoemCity celebrations, and also to not submit any poems that have previously appeared in print anywhere else.
Poets without access to email should contact Janet Watton at 802-728-9402 to request an alternate submission process.
By sending work to PoemTown 2022, poets agree that PoemTown may use any poem in display, in promotional materials, and in associated online, print and other media. Poets will be credited for their work in all places their poems appear.
This ninth annual PoemTown may be scaled back due to Covid, but poems in the windows, the annual anthology, and possible outdoor readings later in the year will be a welcome celebration of poetry and community.