For 2018 Moonstone is developing a program for poets under 30 years of age. We will start with an Anthology and ask each poet to submit 3 poems. Moonstone will also coordinate with teachers of poetry in the universities and elsewhere to produce anthologies consisting of five pages of poems from six students. 

Details to be announced


Poems should not exceed 1 page in length (maximum 30 lines, 4 ¼ wide, about 1750 characters). The final chapbook will be printed in 12 point Times New Roman font on pages that are 5 1/2 inches wide.

“Thanks to Tony Medina's perspicacity, RESISTING ARREST is truly "a work of resistance and resilience." Collectively, the poems and prose pieces invite readers to resist being arrested by the limiting forces of ethnicity, nationalism(s), and rampant globalization, the borders that imprison consciousness of chaos and change. The works urge us to resist belief that any single artist can deal with the totality of dehumanization and slipping into barbarity that seems to be the hallmark of the 21st century. Resistance is a collective project. Resilience is one result of applied tradition, the process wherein artists reveal their ethical commitments. RESISTING ARREST says much about "the light of common humanity" that is much needed by billions of people who habitually sit in darkness. To riff on famous words from Mari Evans, I would say RESISTING ARREST is a book to be read for renewal.” - Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

Details to be Announced

Poems should not exceed 1 page in length (maximum 30 lines, 4 ¼ wide, about 1750 characters). The final chapbook will be printed in 12 point Times New Roman font on pages that are 5 1/2 inches wide.

You are invited to submit a praise poem or comment in Tribute to Kimmika L.H. Williams-Witherspoon

The event will take place on Sunday January 21, 2018, where contributors will be able to read their contribution and a chapbook with the contribution will be available. 

Deadline for submissions is January 6, 2018.

All of us have benefited from Kimmika's support: her classes/workshops and the individual attention which she has given to our poetry. Show your  love for her by sending in a poem and/or contributing a remark. This is an open call so please share it with others who know and love Kimmika. 

Please limit your contribution to about 1750 characters.

email to moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/85194/tribute-to-leonard-gontarek

if you have any trouble email me at larry@moonstoneartscenter.org

thank you, larry robin

While Moonstone is especially interested in publishing poets from the Philadelphia area, we embrace the entire poetry community regardless of the poet’s home address.

Please submit about twenty-five pages of material.  

Individual poems may have been previously published, but the work as a whole must be new. 

If applicable, please include with your manuscript an acknowledgements page referencing prior publications. 

Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted so long as you promptly notify Moonstone Press if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

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Mail your manuscript along with a $15 reading fee to:

Moonstone Arts Center

110A S. 13th Street

Philadelphia PA 19107. 

Please note that this fee is nonrefundable.