OREGON POETS PLEASE NOTE: Although the deadline below is past, the editors are taking submissions by invitation from Oregon poets. Please be sure to include “Oregon Poet” in the subject line.
Contact Rayn Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org or download flier below.
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We are seeking Oregon poets to submit their work to Bob Hill Publishing, Inc., to be considered for inclusion in a collection of poetry.
All profits after publisher’s expenses are met, will be donated to benefit the work of the ACLU.
As a follow-up to our recently published book, Moments Before Midnight, again the subject will be your reaction to the current political milieu, bigotry, climate change, immigration or other recent events that impact people in general, and Oregonians in particular.
Please keep your poem under three pages and be careful about your language, as we prefer that you not use x-rated words. We honor your right of free speech, so be aware that any profanity used must be necessary to the message of the poem. Otherwise, we will look for your passion, concern and skill.
Number the pages and put your name on every page. Poems must be typed, single-spaced is fine. One poem per page, one column per page, and no more than five poems. Use a 12-point font New Times Roman or Helvetica, no fancy fonts, please.
This book will be a print volume available at independent bookstores in OR. If your poem is included in the volume, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
Your poem will be considered on its merits, chosen by the publisher. The editors will be using MLA (Modern Language Association www.mla.org) as the standard for editing and formatting. Final decisions will be at the discretion of the editors.
The deadline for submissions is August 1. 2018. We look forward to receiving your poetry. All work will be considered.
Send your submissions to:
Amalie Rush Hill
We thank the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, as well as Budd Powell Mahan, Manningham Youth Chair.
Second Place Senior Division (Grades 9 – 12)
Anna Lipari, Creation Myths, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Fifth Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)
Christopher Rogers, The Life of a Short Kid, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett
Fourth Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)
Carlie Cieri, Just Me, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett
First Place Junior Division (Grades 6 – 8)
Madison Monahan, You Are Not Defined, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett