June 2, 2011

International Poetry Festival 2011: Call for Poems

The International Poetry Festival, that takes place every year is open for submissions now. Organized by P. Gopichand & P. Nagasuseela (Dept of English; J.K.C.College), the festival is going to take place on November 11 and 12, 2011 at J.K.C. College, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh, India).

You can see the photos of International Poetry Festival 2010 here.

Below is the official announcement:

International Poetry Fest 2011
(November 11-12, 2011)

Call for poems

Welcome to the Fourth Poetry Festival. Since 2008 we’ve been organizing the Poetry Fests at National and International levels. We owe our sincere thanks to all the poets who gave us support in materializing the previous Fests. We are organizing these fests on our own.

A number of poets from all over the world will participate in the International Poetry Fest: 2011 to reveal various facets of the world at present. We are hosting this ‘Fest’ to promote World Peace, Harmony, Clean Earth and Universal Understanding among the World Citizens. This International Poetry Fest is dedicated to all the Creative Writers who write in English. We cordially invite you to the ‘Fest’ and also request you to send us two of your poems on or before July 15, 2011. We will publish one of the two poems in a book entitled, “The Fancy Realm”. You have to present the selected poem to the distinguished audience on the day of the Fest. Your poems will transform young minds to noble human beings because your poems will focus on the world peace, human values and importance of nature to life.

Time and Dates of the Event:  9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m. on Nov.11-12, 2011
Venue                              :  J.K.C.College, Guntur , A.P., India

Dear Poets, please go through the instructions and follow them strictly and cooperate with us in making this Fest a grand success:

Send any two of your unpublished poems for presentation and publication.
Give us an undertaking that the poems are original and is not published anywhere.
Names of the Poets whose poems have been short listed will be intimated by 21st July, 2011.

  • Send your willingness to take part in the ‘Fest’ by 30th  July, 2011.         
  • The length of each poem should not exceed 20 lines. Send poems in 12 Font, Times New Roman, single space, MS Word document 2003 version (.doc)
  • Send your bio-data in third person, within 5 to 10 sentences, including your publications, Awards and Rewards.
  • A panel of judges will shortlist the poems for presentation and publication.
  • Selected poems will be published in “The Fancy Realm”.
  • “The Fancy Realm” will be released on Nov 11,  2011.
  • The Poets who will attend the Fest will get the copy of the book free of cost. (You can book your extra copies at concession price)
  • There is no financial assistance from any organization. 
  • Breakfast, tea and lunch will be provided to all the poets free of cost.
  • Free accommodation is provided to the outstation participants on first come first served basis. (Intimate the day and time of your arrival well in advance.)

There is no Registration Fee.
No TA & DA will be paid to the participants.
Certificates will be issued to all the participants.
Please forward this mail to all your friends and colleagues.
For further details mail to  festivalpoetry@yahoo.com or SMS to:
* 09966893484          *09985444686

 Organized and Hosted by:
P. Gopichnad & P. Nagasuseela
Dept of English; J.K.C.College
Guntur- 522 006. Andhra Pradesh.

[Source: Muse India]
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