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2024-2025 Poetry in Plain Sight Program Submission (Deadline October 25)

Do you have a poem under 20 lines that you’d like to see on posters across North Carolina? We’d love to see it!

Each year, 48 poets are featured on posters in towns and cities across North Carolina, connecting North Carolina poets with North Carolina readers. Submissions for Poetry in Plain Sight will be accepted between September 1st and October 25th, 2023 and are free to paid-up adult members of the NC Poetry Society, as well as poets 18 and under; it’s $5 for non-members using the Donate button on the NCPS web page.

We’re looking for poems that catch the eye and are accessible to a wide range of readers. Poems with “breathing room” (plenty of white space) are more appropriate for the medium.

Submission Instructions

Each poet can submit one time in the submission cycle. Format 1-3 poems into one document, .doc or .docx file type.  Adhere to the guidelines provided below.

The North Carolina Poetry Society was founded in 1932 as an all-volunteer organization for poets and friends of poetry.  We now have over 560 members from North Carolina – and numerous locations nationwide and internationally.