Poetry at Hart’s

July 19, 2018

Hart’s Local Grocers is a full-service grocery store bringing the region’s greatest local foods to downtown Rochester since 2014. Now Hart’s wants to showcase poetry alongside produce to support poets in the region and enhance our in-store experience. Hart’s believes the region is rich with talented writers and this is an opportunity to highlight that work. We are looking for poems that move and surprise us. No limit on subject matter. Write what inspires you!

Poets whose work will appear in the store will also be invited to participate in a reading at our anniversary celebration in September. In addition to appearing in the store, poems will also appear in a chapbook that will be available for sale at Hart’s.

Reading Period: June 13 – August 13

Submission Guidelines for Poetry at Hart’s

  1. All submissions must be original work that belongs to the author
  2. We accept submissions only through our electronic submission system:
  3. Poems are limited to 15 lines.
  4. Please send no more than three poems
  5. When you submit, please submit all of your poems in a SINGLE document. We will not read more than one submission.
  6. In your submission, please provide the following information:*Name
    *A brief bio (approximately 100 words)
    *County where you currently reside
  7. The submission manager accepts most document types; we prefer to receive files in .DOC or .DOCX format.
  8. We prefer to receive no more than one submission from a single contributor in a given reading period.
  9. We are accepting poems that have been previously published. Please provide us with acknowledgements of places where your poem has previously appeared.
  10. To submit, you must currently reside in one of the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Chataugua Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Madison, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates.
  11. All rights to the poems remain with the poet.

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