Call for Poetry: Save Chinatown Poetry Collection

Green CALL FOR POETRY poster starring Save Chinatown Coalition with illustrations of Chinatown friendship arch and SAVE CHINATOWN NO ARENA posters.

The Save Chinatown Coalition is seeking poems for a new collection, to be published by Moonstone Arts Center in 2024. We are seeking writers of all experience levels to submit poems about or in response to the fight to preserve neighborhoods, preserve culture, and against displacement or gentrification. Writing can be about Chinatown, UC Townhomes, Stadium Stompers, or any other movements in Philadelphia.

At least 50% of the poems in the collection will be from people who live, work, or operate a business in Philadelphia Chinatown.

We strongly encourage submissions from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color and/or LGBTQ+. We also especially encourage work from young people and elders.

The Save Chinatown Coalition includes: Pennsylvania United Chinese Coalition, Philadelphia Chinatown Dragon Boat Team, Asian Americans United, Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, Chinese Restaurant Association of Greater Philadelphia, Concerned Citizens of Chinatown Association, Philadelphia Suns, and Asian Arts Initiative.

Deadline: March 3rd, 2024

Live Reading: April 30th, 2024

Click here to learn more and submit!