KC Poetry On The Move:
Call for Submissions

Do you love to write poetry?

Do you love Kansas City?

We want your original poems!

The KC Streetcar Authority, Our Daily Nada, Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, and Read Poetry–Andrews McMeel Publishing are teaming up to host KC Poetry On The Move, a community-wide celebration of National Poetry Month in April 2019.

We're taking submissions for Kansas City-themed poems.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, and selected entries may have their poems printed and displayed in the KC Streetcars, at KC Streetcar stops, and other venues along the route during the month of April. Winners may also be invited to perform their poems at events throughout April.

Open to poets of all ages.

Submissions Due: March 15, 2019

Submissions are now closed. 


Poems must be submitted in a Microsoft Word or PDF document (see downloadable application form below).

Poets can submit up to 5 poems for consideration. Submissions should be grouped into one Word or PDF document.

Do not put your name or any identifying information on the Word/PDF document. Submissions will be judged blind.

Poems must be original works.

Poems must not have been published elsewhere (in any literary journal or any other publication)

Poems must be inspired by Kansas City or Kansas City-themed

KC Poetry on the Move will retain First North American Serial Rights, but publishing rights will revert back to the author after first publication

By submitting your poem you agree to allow KC Poetry on the Move to share or use your content in promotions and marketing materials (with credit provided).

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