Poetry in Plain Sight

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Poetry in Plain Sight, a Winston Salem Writers initiative in 

collaboration with North Carolina Poetry Society, features North 

Carolina poets and their poetry in street-visible locations. 

Submissions will reopen in the fall 2018. Four 

poems will be featured each month in Winston-Salem and 

associated cities, including New Bern and Waynesville, beginning 

March 2018. 

Poems are specially formatted onto posters and placed in arts 

districts and downtown areas. Poets will be notified on or before 

February 1, 2018 and if chosen, will receive a complimentary copy 

of their poem and be invited to read at Poetry in Plain Sight, Live! 


Submission Guidelines:

Because poems are formatted specifically for public viewing, the following size  limitations apply:

    • no longer than 20 lines, including space breaks
    • line length not to exceed 4-1/2 inches, 12-point type

To submit:

    • You must be a current resident of North Carolina.
    • Format 1-3 poems into one document, doc or docx file type.
    • Your name may appear on the document.
    • Enter as many times as you wish, but only 1-3 poems per entry. Entries with more than three poems will be disqualified.
    • Previously published poems are acceptable. If from a book, include book title, publisher and year published in the cover sheet.
    • Cover sheet should include poem titles, name, mailing address, phone, email address and a brief bio.