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Ends on February 1, 2018

PoemCity 2018

MONTPELIER, VT — The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is putting out a call for poetry submissions for PoemCity 2018. Submissions will be accepted November 15, 2017 through February 1st, 2018. Selected poems will be displayed in shop windows throughout downtown Montpelier during the month of April. In addition to the text display, PoemCity features poetry/art installations, poetry-related workshops, and readings. Last year, the PoemCity calendar included 35 events.

PoemCity 2018 is a presentation of Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Follow us on poem-city.org / Facebook / Twitter.

Poetry submissions are open to Vermonters of all ages. Submission Guidelines Below.

Submission Guidelines

If you are a Vermont resident or VCFA student or alum who would like to submit your work for consideration, please adhere to the following guidelines:

1.  Deadline: February 1, 2018

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.

6.  Please ensure that you have the rights to offer this poem for publication.  This poem must be your own work.

7.  If you are school-aged, please let us know your age and where you go to school, or let us know if you are home-schooled (optional).

8.  To submit your poems, scroll below and click the SUBMIT button.  It will take you to a screen to add your information, such as:

  • Your email
  • Your name
  • Your city/town of residence
  • Your phone number
  • Your poem title(s) and attachment(s) - one poem per attachment
  • Your school and age (optional)
  • Your VCFA/Norwich affiliation (optional)

By sending your work to PoemCity 2017, you agree to the following:

PoemCity and Kellogg-Hubbard Library 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/

If you do not use a computer, we will accept handwritten or typed poems.  *Please only use this option if it is absolutely impossible for you to submit online*  If you elect to submit outside Submittable, errors are more likely to slip into the process.

Please send to:

PoemCity 2017
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Questions? Contact:

Rachel Senechal, Program and Development Coordinator
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
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. 

Ends on December 1, 2017
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library invites Vermont poets, writers and artists to submit proposals for public events for PoemCity 2018, a citywide event, now in its ninth year, that displays poetry on local business storefronts throughout April as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Along with displayed poems, PoemCity will also offer poetry workshops, public readings, panel discussions, and visual poetry and art displays throughout downtown. The month-long schedule of events and programming is free and open to the public.

The Library welcomes proposals for events in April 2018.  All poetry-related topics and activities are of interest.  Poets, teachers, artists, musicians, editors and historians of poetry are encouraged to submit proposals in their fields of expertise.  Past events have included writers’ workshops, musical settings of poetry with live accompanists, presentations on the construction and marketing of chapbooks, workshops on improving recitation skills, and of course readings and Q&A sessions with Vermont poets.

Please submit a short professional bio, together with:
  •  a description of the proposed event
  •  anticipated age of audience (e.g. grade-school-oriented, youth-oriented, all ages)
  •  any materials required (e.g. tables for attendees, AV equipment)
  •  any limits on audience size (for interactive activities) 
  •  any requirements anticipated for the event space
  •  date proposed or dates not available, if applicable 
  •  Events should be planned to last one to one-and-a-half hours.  
Compensation for mileage traveled may be available for readings and presentations.

Please submit proposals as MS Word documents using Submittable, at 
kellogghubbardlibrary.submittable.com, by November 22, 2017.

Questions?  Contact Rachel Senechal at rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org.