Ends on February 25, 2018
Ends on March 25, 2018

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. 


The print anthology will be released on March 25th with a live reading at Fergie's Pub in Philadelphia. You will be contacted if your poems are to be featured in the anthology. All submissions, regardless of whether they are accepted or not, are invited to be read aloud at subsequent monthly events that will be held on the last Monday of every month.

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, and so we ask that you submit your poetry in this format.


WE WANT YOU ALL: Academic Poets, Famous Poets, Free Form Poets, Street Poets, Unknown Poets, Spoken Word Poets, Published Poets, Unpublished Poets, and more

Please submit one poem only, limited to one page in length, approx. 30 lines, no wider than 4 1/4",

 in 12 point Times New Roman plus a one to two sentences bio about you.

We will distribute the book at the 22nd Annual Poetry Ink event in late April. 

Ends on April 18, 2018
Please sign up here if you would like to register to read a poem at Moonstone Arts Center's 22nd Annual Poetry Ink.

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. 


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.