JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Jersey City Writers and Jersey City Independent and is holding an open call for poetry submissions.

All forms of poems are acceptable so send us your ballads, haikus or sonnets. All work submitted will be judged anonymously.

Criteria for entry: 1) poet must be a Hudson County, NJ, resident and 2) pieces should not be longer than 50 lines.  Note: We won’t publish poems containing offensive material. The top three poems will be published on the Jersey City Independent website.

Deadline: March 28, 2015

Submissions should be sent to: jdeangelis(at)jerseycityindependent.com

Submission Guidelines:

– Poem should not be longer than 50 lines
– Cover page with title, author name, address, email and two sentence bio
– Remaining pages include page numbers and title
– Send attachments as .doc or .rtf
– Unpublished works only
– One submissions maximum per individual

Don’t write poetry? Fear not. JCW and JCI will be hosting a contest for other writing styles as well.

Again, the deadline to enter is March 28 and submissions should be sent to: jdeangelis(at)jerseycityindependent.com. Good luck!


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