* Open to high school students, college/university students, and all other adults who have experienced displacement through forced migration due to war, persecution, or violence.
Allies with direct experience as activists fighting against human rights violations suffered by refugees and immigrants
are encouraged to submit poetry as well.
* Submissions can be in any language, multilingual, or translingual. Please be prepared to tell us about the poetry if it is in a language other than English.
* Send us 1 to 3 of your best and unpublished poems, no more than 30 lines for each poem.
* All styles of poetry are welcome.
* If you are selected to read for the World Refugee Day 2021 virtual event, we ask that you be available to discuss your poem with a mentor poet who will write a response to your piece. You will then read in pairs online and live
at the virtual event on June, 19 2021 6:00-8:00 pm.
* Participants under age 18 will need parent/guardian permission.
* Send a bio of no more than 100 words and include country of origin. Poems and bio should be on a separate page as attachments within a Word document.
* Submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Welcome: A Poetry Declaration in the subject of the email.
* All poetry will be considered for publication on this website, or for a future print publication in 2022. Unfortunately, we do not pay for poetry submissions selected for our website or for print.
SUBMIT YOUR POETRY BY May 1, 2021
@ Welcome: A Poetry Declaration
Feel free to e-mail or call us if you have any questions.