Call for Poetry & Story 2020
(Updated in May 9th, 2020)
This past month has been quite a challenging time for our community, our country, and our world.
We believe that our words of poetry and story, when shared, can serve to empower and uplift us.
Therefore, we would like to invite community to submit poems and stories for a new project to promote community resilience and uplift.
Announcing "Hopkinton & Beyond - Words of Hope that Connect Us in Challenging Times."
This project will invite those interested to submit original poetry as well as your true stories (up to 500 words) by residents and friends of Hopkinton.
You are welcome to invite your friends from near and far to submit as well.
We are asking for submissions of poems and stories that offer hope and reinforce the feeling of resilience and optimism among us in contrast to so much bad news.
All poems and true stories submitted will be reviewed and selected for possible airing/publishing on this website and on HCAM-TV (located in Hopkinton, MA).
We will follow-up with details to get these poems and stories for consideration of later compiling for an "Anthology of Hope" we would like to eventually create.
We are living in a unique time in our history. We would like to use the project to help lift spirits as one community with words of hope that can be shared from our home and Cable TV Station in Hopkinton and out to the world beyond as well. We have already received a submission from Australia.
Consider making a submission as community member and perhaps also invite a friend from near or far (another country!) to present words of hope as a global community.
Please send submissions via email to email@example.com
Cheryl Perreault and Cynthia Franca
Coordinators of Hopkinton & Beyond- Words of Hope that Connect Us in Challenging Times Project
Theme: "Words of Hope that Connect and Inspire Us"
Please, submit by May 31st, 2020. We need hope to uplift our spirits!
1-3 poems can be submitted
Or submit a true story from life experience or observation that offers hope.
Poems and stories should be written and the file(s) should be sent to email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject: Hopkinton – Words of Hope.
We may request a filmed reading from you in the future to be airing.
Please also include your name and a sentence or two about yourself and why you are sharing this particular poem or story.
Submissions will be considered for inclusion in a published anthology.
Submissions will be considered for sharing and inspiring community viewers near and far on our website www.hopkintonthroughpoetrybook.com,
Submissions will also be considered for posting on HCAM-TV programming, and social media.
I understand that, in submitting my work, it may be selected for publication in "Hopkinton & Beyond - Words of Hope that Connect Us in Challenging Times project". In submitting my work, I attest that the work I am submitting is my own work original and not published anywhere else and I hold the rights to this work.