Call for Poetry Submissions!

CALLING ALL POETS! 

Avenue 50 Studio invites you to submit your poetry for consideration for publication in 2°C, a bilingual chapbook of the accoutrements: a public literary series project. 

Theme:
For the past 10,000 years Earth’s temperature has been a steady warm, but rising C02 levels have been pushing that temperature to a dangerous point. Climate experts around the world are warning us of our Earth’s temperature climbing higher each year. An additional 2° Celsius is the number they’ve given us as the point of no return. At this level scientists expect longer droughts; an increase in extreme weather; animals and plants will be at a higher risk of extinction; the Arctic will keep melting; crop yields will decrease; and freshwater will decline. Yet, roughly 40% of the population doesn’t believe in climate change, with many of those believing it’s a hoax. What are your thoughts about 2° Celsius?

This is an open call for your poems! We especially encourage writers of color, indigenous writers, and our youth to submit your poems in response to this crisis, in response to our need to prioritize the Earth that feeds and guides us and our future generations. 

Your work will be featured in a chapbook as an accoutrement to the visual arts exhibit with the same name, to open April 13th, 2019, with a reading to be held on April 20th. You’ll also receive copies of the chapbook. 

Deadline:
Please submit up to 2 poems no longer than 40 lines each to Jessica Ceballos y Campbell at avenue50studio.poetry@gmail.com no later than March 15th, 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.