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 two openings for December. January and February are full. March and April are almost full.

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, November 12, 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 13-14 minutes of poetry-- this allows for your opening remarks and in-between comments. 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, translations, librettos, etc.

Please email all poems in one attachment to:
In the subject line please put “Poetry Submission”

Readings begin as close to 3:30 as possible, and end at 5pm. There is a five-minute break between poets. The restaurant opens at 5, so it’s perfect to stay for dinner afterwards.

Because there are only three poets per month, and because of the amount of submissions being received, readings are being planning two and three months out. Therefore, if you are accepted to the series, your work may fit in best with a grouping in the next month, or in three months. I’ll work with you around your availability.

I look forward to reading your work!

Barb Reynolds, Curator
Britt Marie Second Sunday Poetry Series (SSPS)