Call for Poetry Submissions!

CALLING ALL POETS! 

Avenue 50 Studio invites you to submit your poetry for consideration for publication in Some Place Like Home, a chapbook of the accoutrements: a public literary series project.

Theme:
We live in a world where nearly 1 person is forcibly displaced every two-seconds. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from their home as a result of conflict or persecution, and 143 million people may soon become climate migrants. In wealthier urban areas, gentrification, increasing debt, and lack of housing affordability fuel the rate of homelessness. 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles alone, and a typical American moves over 11 times in their lifetime for social economic reasons. Some Place Like Home invites poets to submit work inspired and related to the themes of home and displacement. We are particularly interested in narrative works reflecting current or historical events.

This is an open call for your poems! We especially encourage writers from low-income communities, immigrants, and refugees who have been significantly impacted by issues of war, famine, and poverty including those who are most vulnerable to no-fault evictions and internal disablement. 

Your work will be featured in a chapbook as an accoutrement to the visual arts exhibit with the same name, to open August 10, 2019, with a reading to be held on August 11th. You’ll also receive copies of the chapbook.

Eligibility:
Open to all artists age 18 and older.

Important Dates:
Deadline: Please submit up to 2 poems no longer than 30 lines each to Jessica Ceballos y Campbell at avenue50studio.poetry@gmail.com no later than July 19, 2019.
Notification of Acceptance: July 23, 2019
Launch and Reading: August 11, 2019

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accoutrements: a public literary series is a project made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.