Ohio-affiliated Writers: Call for Submissions
Lit Youngstown seeks poetry and prose for a series of public art projects called Words Made Visible, including posters, poems stamped into sidewalk squares, and a month-long gallery installation at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown.
Lit Youngstown staff will select visually strong writing to be made into posters and distributed at the Summer Festival of the Arts on Youngstown State’s campus in July, 2017. Authors of accepted work will be invited to read during the Festival.
Other installations incorporating contributor work will be planned and implemented on a two-year timeline. Lit Youngstown will seek permission from writers to use selected poems and prose.
Send submission in the body of an email or as an attachment to
Include a cover letter with your address/connection to Ohio. Submissions may also be mailed to Lit Youngstown/P.O. Box 804/Youngstown, OH/44501.
Please limit submissions to five pages. Previously published work is eligible; include publication acknowledgements in cover letter.
For the posters and sidewalk embossing, we seek poems of under 25 lines and prose of 100 words or less, that are suitable for public viewing. For the gallery exhibition, longer and more complex works will be considered.
Deadline: April 30.