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National Poetry Month: Call for Submissions

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

Flashbang! Writing Studio seeks poetry by students in grades 7-12 for publication on its website during April, National Poetry Month.

As participants in NaPoWriMo, Flashbang!’s Sarah and Jeff are writing and posting a poem a day for the month of April. But we want more! We want your poems. Send us your love poems, hate poems, pet poems, unicorn poems, football poems, name poems, video poems, macro poems, gif poems, breakfast-lunch-and dinner poems.

Come back to the blog every day in April for a new writing prompt and at least one new poem.

All poems accepted for publication on the blog will also be considered for publication in the inaugural issue of KaPow!, Flashbang!’s creative writing zine, scheduled for May publication. If your poem is published, you’ll receive a free copy of the zine. Additional copies will be available for $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. (Want to raise more money for GPLC? Learn more about and register for our Poem-A-Thon here.)

Note: The poems you submit do not have to be based on the prompts we publish. If they are, that’s awesome! Let us know! But more important than following our prompts is writing something you love. Send us what you love.

To submit: Send an email with your poem attached as a Word document or just pasted into the body of the email to flashbangwriting@gmail.com. Please include your name, age, and school in your submission. (School names will not be published unless you specifically ask us to do so.) Let us know where you heard about us, too.