Call for Submissions (September 1 – December 31, 2014):

Central Square Press welcomes submissions from new and established poets for its P.A.Y.V.E (Poets Against Youth Violence Everywhere) Poetry Anthology Series, edited by Enzo Silon Surin.  The outstretched hand in the church has long been a symbol of a united front for offering a prayer or a blessing. With this anthology series, we are calling for poets from all parts of the country to place their outstretched hands in the direction of our nation’s black youth, in light of the violence they face or grapple with on a daily basis.

We are currently seeking poems for WIN THE CITY: A Chicago-themed Poetry Anthology to Fill the Broken Spaces, which will encourage honest dialogue to uplift the mind and spirits of Chicago’s urban youth in the midst of the steady violence that has plagued the city. Poets need not be from Chicago but the poems must wholeheartedly address the youth of Chicago. We strongly encourage poems that also address the young women who are often the overlooked victims of violence.

This Chicago-themed anthology will be published in 2015 and will be edited by celebrated poet, author, and scholar Tara Betts.