Poets 4 Paris
A Poetry Chapbook and Project
On November 13th, 2015, over 150 people were killed in a terrorist attack on the city of Paris. People's lives were changed forever by this event. In times such as these, it is very important to show support for those who have been through so much--to mix words and meaning with financial relief.
In this spirit, Local Gems Press in addition with poetry leaders from Long Island, NY presents Poets 4 Paris to give poets a way to show the people of Paris that we are with them, and to help raise money for the people hurt and the families of those who lost loved ones.
Here's how it works:
You send a poem to us. You make a donation to a recognized charity. You help provide hope to a people.
Here's the project, plain and simple:
1) Send a poem (Can be previously published, as long as you have the rights).
2) Send a donation of any amount to a recognized charity. We are NOT collecting any money--you send it direct.
3) Your Poem will be published at the Poets4Paris blog:
4) In addition to the blog, poems submitted until
will be considered for a Poets 4 Paris chapbook to be published in print and eBook by Local Gems Press.
(While any poem will be acceptable for the blog, poems related to Paris will be considered for the chapbook. The chapbook's aim is to show solidarity and support during a trying time.)
Local Gems Press intends to send copies of the chapbook overseas in an effort to help lift spirits so empowering, encouraging compassionate poetry will be considered first and foremost. All proceeds from chapbook sales will be donated to Parisian relief efforts.
How To Submit Poems:
The poem can be on any topic, but must meet the following criteria: