“New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets”, will focus on hosting readings and publishing the work of poets under age 25. Students are invited to submit three poems which will be judged in the following three age divisions: 8 to 13, 14 to 17, and 18 to 25.
All poems chosen, regardless of age group, will be published in the New Voices Anthology and poets will be invited to participate in the monthly New Voices Reading Series. Each event will feature 3-4 poets and will be followed by an open reading. We hope to bring together young poets from various locations to hear each other and expand their experiences.
Poems should not exceed 1 page in length (maximum 30 lines, 4 ¼ wide, about 1750 characters).
Submissions to the anthology are open until March 1, 2019.
The release party and reading will take place on Sunday March 24, 2019. We will give a copy of the anthology to every contributor.
The reading series will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6pm at the South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S. Broad Street (at the Broad and Morris subway stop).