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Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your work!

PoemCity/CCV 2019
Community College of Vermont announces a call for poetry submissions for PoemCity/CCV.  Submissions will be accepted January 10th through February 28th, 2019.  Selected poems will be displayed in the CCV Montpelier campus buildings. In addition to the text display, PoemCity/CCV will offer a poetry reading on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

PoemCity/CCV is a presentation of Community College of Vermont and a satellite site of Kellogg-Hubbard Library's PoemCity 2019.

Follow PoemCity on poemcityvt.wordpress.com/ Facebook / Twitter.
Poetry submissions are open to students, faculty and staff of CCV.

Submission Guidelines
If you are a Vermont resident or CCV student or alum who would like to submit your work for consideration, please adhere to the following guidelines:
1.  Deadline: February 28th, 2019
2.  Please send 1 to 3 poems as MS Word attachments.  
Poems must be submitted as separate documents.
3.  Each poem must not exceed 24 lines.
4.  Please do not resubmit work that was sent for previous Poetry Alive! or PoemCity displays.
5.  Please let us know if the poem was previously published, and tell us where and when it appeared.  Please include this information in the same document as the poem.
6.  Please ensure that you have the rights to offer this poem for publication.  This poem must be your own work.
7.  To submit your poems you will have to set up an account.  It will take you to a screen to add your information, such as:
Your email

  • Your first and last name, as you want it to appear on your poem
  • Your city/town of residence
  • Your phone number
  • Your poem title(s) 
  • Tell us whether you are a CCV student, staff , faculty or alum.
  • A file upload of your poem(s), up to three, one poem per Word file

 By sending your work to PoemCity/CCV, you agree to the following:
PoemCity CCV may use any poem in the text display, in promotional materials, and associated online, print and other media outlets.

How to Save As an MS Word Document in Other Programs
In Pages for OSX (Mac Office Program):

  • Open the Pages file you want to convert / save as MS Word in Pages.
  • Go to the “File” menu and choose "Export To”, then select “Word" from the sub-menu list.
  • Click “Next”.
  • Give the new Word file a name, select a destination to save the file to (e.g. Desktop, Documents Folder, etc), and choose “Export”.
  • Your newly created Word file, either in .doc or .docx format, will be saved wherever you specified.
  • Upload file to our online form.

 In Pages for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad App):

  • Open Pages App and select the file you want to convert.
  • Tap the "Share" icon.
  • Choose Word.
  • Email or store online (e.g. iCloud, GoogleDrive, DropBox, etc).
  • When you have access to a PC of Mac, open the file online, select a destination to save the file to (e.g. Desktop, Documents Folder, etc).
  • Upload file to our online form.

 In OpenOffice* (PC or Mac):

  • First save your document in OOo's format (.odt).
  • Then click File > Save As. 
  • In the Save As drop-down menu, select either type of Word format (we accept .docx and .doc).
  • Click Save.
  • Upload file to our online form.

 *OpenOffice is a free word processing program that can be downloaded online if you do not currently own a comprehensive word processing program.  http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Questions? Contact:
 Samm Stockwell

The Library welcomes local artists as exhibitors in the Children's Library, the Hayes Room, the Karen Kitzmiller Room (one the 2nd floor), and the Frances Holmes Room (on the 1st floor).  Exhibits are generally one to two month(s) long.  A longer exhibition time may be requested with the understanding that it may not be honored.  Please examine this agreement carefully.  Should your proposal be accepted, you will need to sign a paper copy of this agreement in person at the library before displaying your artwork.

Artists interested in exhibiting must provide:
  • Three or more photographs of the work they wish to display.
  • A brief (200 words or less) description of their work and/or the proposed exhibit.
Accepted file formats include pdf, doc, docx, odt, jpg, and png.

  • We can only accept artwork that can be hanged.  We cannot accept sculptures, videos, or sound art at this time.
    Display methods must be approved in advance by the library staff.
  • All work must be hung from the picture rails.
  • Nails or adhesive are not permitted in the walls. Please check with staff before affixing labels.
  • No library furniture may be moved to accommodate art work.
  • No art-making of any kind at the library.
  • Installations may not be scheduled on summer Saturdays.
  • No alcohol permitted at receptions.

Artist Responsibilities:
  • Creating and disseminating invitations, flyers or posters for the exhibit.
  • Ensuring that all work is suitably framed for hanging.
  • Providing hanging supplies and manpower required to hang the work.
  • Provide the library with information on the exhibit and the date of the exhibit.
  • Sending us or posting a publicity poster for the library bulletin board.
  • Sending us a press release of the event, if desired.
  • Booking a meeting room should you wish to have a reception.
  • Assuming all security/ liability*
*Exhibits are open during regular library hours, when members of the library staff are on duty nearby. Because it is a public building, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library cannot be responsible in the event of damage or loss to items exhibited or injury during installation or participation in the exhibit.

A 10% commission on all artwork sold must be given to the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. We gratefully accept additional proceeds from the sale of artworks.

Please allow us at least three weeks to review your proposal.  Also, please note that we schedule exhibits on a rolling, year-round basis; therefore, requests to show during specific months may not be possible.

Thank you for your interest in showing your art at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 

Kellogg Hubbard Library