CALL FOR BUS POEMS!
POEMS ON THE COMET – SPRING 2022
Again this year we are putting poems on the Comet, the Midlands regional transit system buses. Our theme: OPENINGS! As our new mayor Daniel Rickenmann took office, he emphasized two priorities. Columbia is open for business, he said, and Columbia is a city with open arms for all.
What do these phrases mean to you—open for business, open arms? How have the last two years changed what these phrases mean to you? Open for business. Opening up. Open arms, and arms wide open. Eyes wide open. The great wide open. Out in the open. Open access. Open books. Open your hymnal. Opening your mail. Opening presents. Open doors. Open house. Open invitation. Open plan. Open range. Open 24/7. Open hearts and open minds. Open to the possibilities. Out in the open. Open secret. Open seating. Open season. Open sesame!
- Use the subject line POEMS ON THE COMET 2022.
- Poems should be 10 lines or fewer. (They have to fit the bus cards and be legible.)
- Include your city of residence. If you are a young writer, please include your school.
- Submissions opened March 1. Rolling deadline, but we are hoping to have 30 great poems by the end of April.
Submit to email@example.com for consideration.