Submit to the Alamance County Poetry Stroll!
Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) and Burlington Writers Club (BWC) invite you to submit a poem for our Poetry Stroll 2023! We plan to exhibit submitted poems around the county during National Poetry Month in April.
Last year, ACPL displayed poems at more than 55 locations in downtown Burlington, Graham, Elon and Mebane, and we’d like to reach even more businesses this year. Each business will showcase one (or more) poem(s) from the entries we receive.
We will not have the traditional 1st/2nd/3rd prizes, but we will have Reader’s Choice
Awards, voted on by everyone who visited the Poetry Stroll. Prizes will include gift cards,
books and library swag.
- Fit on a 11 x 17 poster (20 lines in a single column, or up to 40 short lines in two columns);
- Be appropriate for all audiences, as these will be displayed in public – no curse words
- and no explicit sex or violence;
- Be wholly original and written by the submitter, and not published anywhere else.
We welcome poetry from people of all ages and poetry in other languages (please submit
a translation alongside the entry). We will publish both on the poster, as space allows. If
there isn’t enough space, we will publish the poetry in the original language it was written.
We reserve the right to choose not to publish every work submitted to us if more poems
are submitted than we have space to display. Submissions will not be returned to the
owner; please don’t give us your only copy of the poem! Authors retain all rights and
copyright to their work.
For more information about this contest, contact Mary Beth Adams, Community
Engagement Librarian, at (336) 570-6981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Alamance Arts for their support of this project.