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Remembering Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912 - October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. He has inspired several generations both politically and musically with songs such as "This Land Is Your Land," written in response to the American exceptionalist song.

Send us a poem inspired by Woody Guthrie or his work.

Deadline: 7/16

Reading: 7/30

Anthology Submission Guidelines: Please submit one poem for our Woody Guthrie Anthology. 

Keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanza (ex: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line. 

The final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are 4.5 inches wide. Poems with lines longer than 4.5 inches may be changed or denied due to printing constraints.

For questions or inquiries, please email Larry Robin at larry@moonstoneartscenter.org 

Biography Submission Guidelines:

Please include a biography between 50 to 100 words that focuses on your writing career and poetry itself.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.