Poetry Call for Winter Lights in Downtown Aurora

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To make this year’s Winter Lights celebration even brighter, the City of Aurora, Aurora Downtown, and the Cultural Creatives, Inc. announces a call for poems as part of our ongoing collaboration, “Poetry in Public Places.”

This project is open to any local writer who currently resides in the Fox Valley region. Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. The deadline is firm.

You may submit one original poem, written in English, in Microsoft Word, as an email attachment to kfc16@sbcglobal.net. You may submit work that has been previously published, so long as your submission does not violate any arrangements you have made with that publisher. The poem must not exceed 20 lines, including the space between stanzas. In your email submission, provide your name, your current mailing address (USPS), your phone number, and your email address. Do not put your name on the poem.

Poems will be selected by a jury for display at a variety of locations during the winter season. Authors will be acknowledged in publicity and media releases, but will not be compensated financially. Authors retain the rights to their work. The posters upon which the poems are displayed will become the property of the Cultural Creatives, Inc., and may be auctioned in the future for nonprofit arts-related fundraising purposes.

Call 630-421-2528 if you have questions.