The Florida Loquat Festival is seeking one-page poetry and prose submissions for a reading at the event, held at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey, Florida, April 8, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
We welcome all styles and forms as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions are not restricted to professional poets and we encourage and welcome submissions anyone who wishes to participate.
Accepted submissions will be invited to read at the event at 1:00 pm and will be published in the annual chapbook, Leaves of Loquat, which will be presented in the fall during a public event.
Lastly, any time remaining after the reading will be open to the public for open mic presentations. Again, all ages and levels of experience are welcome to submit.
Up to three submissions of all things loquat (poetry or prose) are allowed.
If making more than one submission, please send all at the same time. No submission may be more than one page. One submission, per author, will be selected. Include brief cover letter/bio sharing your writing experience/publications, if any, to
[email protected] by 11:55pm on March 18th. Accepted submissions will be notified by March 31st.