Contest: Poets Eleven

[Props to Creative Writers Opportunities List for the heads up on this.]

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco Public Library and Former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman are pleased to announce Poets Eleven, a citywide poetry contest that will include poetry readings at branch libraries throughout San Francisco. Submissions will be made by residents of each of the City’s 11 districts.

Local poets are encouraged to submit up to three poems for review. Mr. Hirschman is particularly interested in submissions which reflect San Francisco’s diversity of language and culture. He encourages poets who write in languages other than English to submit works. Presenting poets will be selected by the former Poet Laureate and all poets whose work is chosen will receive fifty dollars for their readings.

Poets can submit work by email to or by regular mail to:

Poets Eleven
Book Bay Fort Mason
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. C
San Francisco, Ca 94123

Submissions must include a return address, email or phone number and district for a response, but poets may also bring their work to any branch library and then arrange to return to that same branch for a response.

The deadline for all submissions has been extended to June 1, 2008.

Click here to download entry form (pdf).

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