CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poetry in the Pavement, Sleepy Hollow NY—A collaboration between the Village of Sleepy Hollow & The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Poets living, working, and studying in Sleepy Hollow or the Rivertowns are invited to submit a short poem related to the Hudson River or the natural environment. You may submit a poem in its entirety or an excerpt from a longer work. Poems can be previously published or unpublished, but please keep your submission to 8 lines or less. Poems may be in English, Spanish or another language, with a rough translation requested if not in English. We encourage submissions from people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as both published and student poets.
All entries must be received by midnight on January 15th, 2018 and should be accompanied by a $5 reading fee. Poems should be single spaced and printed in twelve-point type. All submissions received by the January 15th deadline will be read by a panel of published poets.
The winning entries will be announced on February 15th, 2018. Each winner will receive a $50 cash award, publication in the sidewalk in Sleepy Hollow, and a reading at the Open Mic at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center on Friday, February 16th. We reserve the right to print an excerpt of each winning poem.
You may submit via Submittable or via e-mail. Please send one poem per person to email@example.com marked “Poetry in the Pavement” in the subject line. For those who submit using Submittable, pay the $5 entry fee here. For those e-mailing your poem, you can pay via credit card on writerscenter.org (preferred) or via check payable to The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. The entry fee will be waived for students in the Tarrytown public schools.
Poetry in the Pavement Project: As part of a plan to rebuild and enhance the sidewalk along Riverside Drive in the Phillipse Manor neighborhood, the Village of Sleepy Hollow is partnering with The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center to launch a village-wide poetry competition. Winning poems will be embedded in the new sidewalk when it is installed in the spring of 2018.