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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Poetry in Windows" in Concord DEADLINE: Aug. 21

on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 17:45

CONCORD, NH—The New Hampshire Writers’ Project has issued a call for submissions for its signature event “Poetry in Windows,” which will be featured on store windows in downtown Concord, during the Concord Literary Festival October 10-14, 2012. 

The poetry theme will be “New Hampshire” and the contest is open to the general public.

Entries will be stenciled on the store windows of local businesses in downtown Concord for the months of October and November. 

Each submission must be sent in as an attachment, either as a PDF or Word file, via email to Dawn Coutu at Include “Poetry in Windows” in the subject line. A maximum number of two poems may be submitted per writer. The attached file should include only the name of the poem and the poem. No other information should appear in the attachment. In the body of the email you should include your first and last name with your physical address and phone number. 

In addition, each poem must be 20 lines or less, including spaces. Poems must be accessible to a large, general audience of non-poets. Please note that imagery is welcome. Poems must be written by no more than one New Hampshire writer. Poems may take any form, whether metered or free verse. Poems that have been previously published will be accepted. By submitting a poem, each participant agrees for their poem to appear on public display. 

Entries must be emailed to Dawn Coutu,, no later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Entries will be judged and winners will be notified by Tuesday, August 28, 2012. There is no fee to submit.

Dawn Coutu has her MFA in poetry from New England College and her BA in creative writing from Chester College of New England. She is a performance poet who co-coordinates the Datum:Earth Reading Series. Dawn leads a writers’ group out of Concord and is a member of the Yogurt Poets, in addition to working as the marketing coordinator for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Dawn’s feature articles and interviews have appeared in Today Magazine, NH Writer, and The Bedford Journal. Her poems have appeared in Ad Hoc Monadnock, Amoskeag, Big Lucks, Compass Rose, and Extract(s), among others.  

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project, a statewide membership-based nonprofit literary arts organization, serves as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers in and near New Hampshire. We support the development of individual writers and encourage an audience for literature in New Hampshire.