call for submissions

Call for Submissions + Announcement: 1st Anniversary Party

Prose|Poem has been bringing St. Louis’s writers, poets, and lit-loving community together for almost a year. To mark this occasion, we’ve invited back all the readers from this first year for a shindig on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The readers joining us are: Elva Maxine Beach, Stefene Russell, Dawn Dupler, Bill Foster, Fred Venturini, Jason Braun, Travis Mossotti, Justin Phillip Reed, Leigh Kolb, and Ben Moeller-Gaa. We’ll be taking over the Stone Spiral Gallery from 7-9 PM to share words once again, but also to celebrate our vibrant community.

That’s where you come in.

We’re opening a call for submissions for three poems or a story or essay of up to 500 words featuring St. Louis or the greater region. Selected pieces will be posted on Prose|Poem’s site and the authors will be invited to read their work at the anniversary party on May 26. Submissions may be e-mailed to (with a brief cover letter) until May 3, 11:59 PM.


  • Send up to three poems.
  • Send one story or essay.
  • Work submitted to Prose|Poem must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • We’ll read simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Expect decisions to be made mid-May.
  • The only compensation we can offer is the glory of participating in this joyous occasion and reading with some great, supportive writers and poets.

We can’t wait to see what you send us!

Call for Visual Art Submissions – Due 4.19.14

Call for Visual Art Submissions – Due 4.19.14

We are delighted to be hosting a reading by poet Eve Jones on May 12, 2014, and we would like to do something fantastic to mark the occasion:

We are asking for visual art submissions in response to Eve’s work. There are four poems posted on her website and linked to this post. Why don’t you stroll over there and take a moment to read these vivid, image-rich poems? If you’re moved to do it, create a visual response to one (two, three, four?) of them, and submit your work digitally to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM on Saturday, April 19. On the 20th, these images will be shared with the writing community (their own call for submissions will be posted shortly), and they’ll respond to your work. In culmination of this project, work will be shown and read at the event on May 12, 2014, at the Mud House, 2101 Cherokee Street.

To sum up:

  • Respond to one of the poems (in this link) in a visual piece
  • Digitally submit your work via e-mail (sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com)
  • Deadline: April 19, 11:59 PM
  • Reading/viewing event on May 12, 7-9 PM