Poet’s Perspective / Calls & Submissions

February 5, 2024

Organization Name: Edmonds Arts Commission

Organization Location: Edmonds, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Eligibility: The call is open to writers residing in the Pacific Northwest (US) Puget Sound, ages 18 years and older. New and emerging writers are encouraged as well as established poets. Poetry in all languages is encouraged. Please include an English language translation with your submission.

Goal: City of Edmonds Arts Commission seeks submissions for short poems to be displayed in temporary poetry installations on posters in a variety of City locations and online on the commission’s website. The goal is to surprise the public with thoughtful short pieces of poetry that create a sense of place, connecting the reader with the Puget Sound region. Poetry topics might reference, but are not restricted to, connections to environment, habitat, nature, sustainability, history, or other cultural aspects of our Puget Sound community. Content must be deemed appropriate for diverse audiences and for public display.

Exhibit: Up to six original poems (not previously published) will be selected for installation. Poems will be displayed April 2024 through March 2025. The City will prepare and install the poems as posters. Selected poems will also be displayed in an online gallery on the City of Edmonds Arts Commission website, and a special exhibit will be on display during the annual Write on the Sound writers’ conference in October, 2025.


Opportunity Website

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