The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is pleased to announce that we are now open for submissions to our Postcard Poems broadside series. Writers based in New York state are eligible to submit.

We will select four poems to print as 5″ x 7″ broadsides, complete with custom art and available for sale through ACW. Selected writers will receive $100 and 5 copies of their broadside. All broadside proceeds will go towards supporting ACW programs. 

What is a poetry broadside?

A poetry broadside is an ephemeral and collectible small work of art featuring a poem printed on one side of a sheet of paper. Broadsides are often signed by the poet and include illustrations or visual design elements.

Broadsides can be traded, sold online and at events, exhibited at galleries, fairs, and community arts centers, and collected by libraries. For some examples, check out these letterpress broadsides from Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House. ACW’s Postcard Poems broadside series for New York state writers is inspired by some of the following:

How do I submit?

To submit, send up to three poems, no longer than 28 lines each (line limit includes stanza breaks but not the title) by midnight on October 11, 2023.

Previously published poems are welcome as long as you maintain the rights to the work. Let us know in your cover letter if any of your submitted poems have been previously published. 

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere; poems accepted for publication are still qualified provided the author retains the rights to the work at the time of printing.

Please email us with any questions:

About The Project

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. Postcard Poems was made possible through support from CRNY’s Artist Employment Program.

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