Ends on July 31, 2017

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Miss Gwendolyn Brooks
 was an icon poet, feminist, mother, activist, and Chicagoan. Chicago is celebrating her 100th birthday and Revolving Door Press wants to include your teen voice for We Real Cool: Chicago Youth Poetry & Fashion Photography Celebrating Our Miss Brooks


HOW TO SUBMIT
  • Must be between the ages of 13-21, and Chicagoland-based
  • Submit up to 5 poems. Poems must be inspired by the words, life, or spirit of Miss Gwendolyn Brooks.  
  • Upload 1 document (pdf, doc, docx). Each poem should be placed on its own page.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

WHERE CAN I FIND INSPIRATION FOR MY MISS BROOKS POEMS?

Let's start with one of her most famous poems: "We Real Cool"

We Real Cool

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

You can find more poems by Miss Brooks at the following links: 

Our Miss Brooks 100 

Poetry Foundation


WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS ANTHOLOGY BESIDES CELEBRATING MISS BROOKS?

This will not be just any, ordinary poetry anthology. Oh, no! Your poem(s) could be published alongside the work of Chicago's up-and-coming young fashion designers and photographers. This anthology will be created in partnership with PROjectUS, a fashion, music, and media entrepreneurship program that will produce fashion and photography also inspired by Miss Brooks.  All work from this project will be featured at the 4th Annual Style Bias Fashion Show in October 2017. (Check out pro-jectus.org to learn more!)



Questions? Feel free to send us any question you may have at info@revolvingdoorarts.org

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