The Visible Poetry Project accepts all works, published or unpublished, that you define as poetry. We strive to emphasize the diversity of the global poetry community, and so encourage you to submit regardless of background or circumstance. Whether poetry is your hobby, profession, private outlet, or public expression, your work is welcome.

Submissions must be original work, and you must be the sole owner of the work, unless you are able to provide the written agreement of any co-author(s).

You may submit multiple poems, though submissions must not exceed six pages. Note that, should your submission exceed six pages, only the first six will be reviewed. There is a limit of one submission per person. Please email a PDF of your submission to

We recommend submitting a poem or poems that you believe to be representative of the greater themes of your work. Your filmmaker may be in touch to discuss a wider selection of your work, though you are under no obligation to provide additional works.

Visible Poetry Project’s mission is to make poetry accessible, both in its creation and dissemination. This is why we keep our reading fees low. A reading fee of $2.75 is required with each submission. An additional donation beyond this amount is suggested, and will go towards Visible Poetry Project’s operating expenses for the 2018 series. Additional donations will have no bearing on whether your work is selected. If the required reading fee imposes a financial burden on you, please email to request a fee waiver.


1. Email a PDF of your poetry submission to with the subject heading "POETRY SUBMISSION 2018 - [YOUR NAME]."

2. Submit application, below. Please make sure you hit "Submit" before moving on to Step 3.

3. Pay the poetry reading fee via the PayPal link, below, or request a fee waiver.

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