The Paris-American Reading Series Contest Guidelines
Our Spring 2013 celebrity poet was Yusef Komunyakaa
Contest currently CLOSED. New reader will be announced the summer of 2013.
Winners are ROGER REEVES & CHRISTOPHER KONDRICH.
Every year, 1-3 winning poets will receive awards of $250, publication of original work on The Paris-American website, and will be invited to read at Poets House alongside a premier poet. We charge a fee of $10 for online submissions. This fee helps to support The Paris-American in its mission to bring emerging (even well-established) voices to a wider audience by placing them on literature's largest stage, New York City.
Please submit 3-5 poems, published or unpublished (include publication list for published poems) online here. Remember, only unpublished poems, if accepted, will be published on the website. All poems will be considered for publication on the ezine, finalists or not.
The only accepted document types are .doc and .docx. We do not take translations at this time. When submitting your work, include a brief cover letter along with your name, address, and e-mail address on each page of the submission. Please see the Submittable link for more details on how to submit online. Upon acceptance, The Paris-American obtains first electronic rights.
Open for submissions year round.
Every week, we feature a poet at any stage of their career on The Paris-American website. We choose poetry based on quality and originality; there are no genre biases or preferences. Depending on how many poems are accepted by an individual poet, different poems will be showcased randomly throughout the week.
The Paris-American accepts essays on poetry, poetry book reviews, art reviews and film reviews. Accepted pieces will appear on the website for a minimum of one week.
Please submit 3-5 unpublished poems, or one piece of prose, here.
Submittable will only accept .doc and .docx files. If sending poems, please combine them into one single file. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Submissions made by paper mail or email will be returned unread.
Include a brief cover letter along with your name, address, and e-mail address on each page of the submission. The Paris-American obtains first electronic rights.
Click on the link below to get a sense of what The Paris-American publishes.