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Vallejo Poet Laureate Applications Open! Deadline Extended!
The former deadline of 10/20/2023 has been extended to 11/15/2023.
Vallejo Poetry Society Poet of the Month - be on the Blog!
Please submit a brief bio, your author photo, and 1 poem for consideration
to be shared on our blog. If you're from Vallejo, California, or Solano
County, please note that in your bio.
We'll accept poets from anywhere. We will accept previously published work,
so long as you still have the rights to reprint the work. You'll still own
your poem after we print it.
The submission will be reviewed by our editors. One poet will be scheduled
per month and posted on the first of each month shortly after midnight.
Please make sure you have checked over your poem and bio for any typos,
grammar and spelling errors because they will be posted as is, and once
posted, we will not make changes. Poem can be of any length.
Please note that this website caters to poets of all ages, so while we
fully support your right to artistic freedom of expression, we'd prefer
your submission to our blog remains family friendly so as to cater to the
widest audience possible.
What do we mean by family friendly? We will not post submissions containing
curse words, prejudice of any kind, gory violence or explicit sexuality.
Please keep these guidelines in mind when submitting even if you have a
wide diversity of subject matter in your broader catalogue for readers to
discover outside of our blog.
If you submit more than one poem, only one will be chosen. If we reject
your submission due to our content guidelines, we may ask for a different
Send one poem, a jpeg headshot, and brief bio to with the subject line "Guest Poet"
You can read previously featured poets here:
Dancing Poetry Festival Links: (copy & paste)
30th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival, 2023, Part 2
30th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival, 2023, Part 1

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To be in the issue, items for publication should be received by

the 5th of the month (Later items might be listed as revisions on the home page)