Submit Your Poetry

Call for Submissions for Our Monthly Readings

Next Deadline: November 19 is the deadline for the December 10, 2017 reading. 

We have one openings for December. January and February are full. March is full and there is one opening for April.

Britt-Marie's is proud to present our Second Sunday Poetry Series which is curated by Bay Area poet, Barb Reynolds. Our next event is Sunday, December 10, 2017. Each 2nd Sunday of the month, 3 poets will read from their works.

Submission Guidelines below.

Curator of Britt-Marie's Second Sunday Poetry Series, Barb Reynolds. Photo by Irene Young



Each poet is allotted a 15-minute showcase, so kindly submit a pre-timed set of about 13 minutes of poetry-- this allows for your opening remarks and in-between comments. If you need more time for comments, adjust your set accordingly-- this is your showcase. Please time your set before submitting. The idea is not to cram as many poems into 15 minutes as you can--this is difficult for the listeners--but to show an array of your work at a breathable pace. *No/very little profanity.* This series accepts poetry only-- no fiction, prose, translations, librettos, etc.
Please email all poems in one attachment to:
In the subject line please put “Poetry Submission”


The deadline for the December 10th reading is November 19th. THERE IS ONE SLOT LEFT FOR DECEMBER.

After this deadline, we have decided to forego monthly deadlines-- and instead accept submissions on an ongoing basis. We are currently booked through April, 2018.

Readings begin as close to 3:30 as possible, and end at 5pm. There is a several-minute break between poets. The restaurant opens at 5, so it’s perfect to stay for dinner and/or drinks afterwards. And it’s a perfect way to thank owner, Timo Rodriguez, for hosting us!

I look forward to reading your work.

Barb Reynolds, Curator