Alamance County Poetry Stroll 2023 Sponsored by Alamance County Public Libraries and Burlington Writers Club

Entry Form for Poetry Stroll 2023

Read the guidelines below, and submit your entry form (linked below) and a copy of your poem to alamancewriters@gmail.com by January 29, 2023.

 

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Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) and Burlington Writers Club (BWC) invite you to submit a poem for our Alamance County Poetry Stroll 2023! We plan to exhibit submitted poems around the county during National Poetry Month in April.

Last year, ACPL displayed poems at more than 55 locations in downtown Burlington, Graham, Elon and Mebane, and we’d like to reach even more businesses this year. Each business will showcase one (or more) poem(s) from the entries we receive.

We will not have the traditional 1st/2nd/3rd prizes, but we will have Reader’s Choice Awards, voted on by everyone who visited the Poetry Stroll. Prizes will include gift cards, books and library swag.

Poems must:

  • Fit on a 11 x 17 poster (20 lines in a single column, or up to 40 short lines in two columns). We will put it on a poster for you!;
  • Be appropriate for all audiences, as these will be displayed in public – no curse words and no explicit sex or violence;
  • Be wholly original and written by the submitter, and not published anywhere else.

We welcome poetry from people of all ages and poetry in other languages (please submit a translation alongside the entry). We will publish both on the poster, as space allows. If there isn’t enough space, we will publish the poetry in the original language it was written.

We reserve the right to choose not to publish every work submitted to us if more poems are submitted than we have space to display. Submissions will not be returned to the owner; please don’t give us your only copy of the poem! Authors retain all rights and copyright to their work.

Please submit a Word document, PDF or other text file of your poem and the entry form to alamancewriters@gmail.com to enter. You’ll find a link to the entry form below. Save it to your device, fill it out, and save it again. Then submit both to the email address.

For more information about this contest, contact Mary Beth Adams, Community Engagement Librarian, at (336) 570-6981 or madams@alamancelibraries.org.

 

Entry Form for Poetry Stroll 2023

Read the guidelines above, and submit your entry form (linked below) and a copy of your poem to alamancewriters@gmail.com by January 29, 2023.

Thanks to Alamance Arts for their support of this project.

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