THANK YOU to everyone who submitted to our contest! We're busy reading!
(Literally. We want to put your poems on custom V-Day cards.)
In the year ahead, we need to fight for love in every form and keep it flowing in Philly. That’s why from December 8th – January 8th, APIARY is running a short but sweet OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL for poems steeped in intimacy, longing, affection, adoration, flirtation, and rrromance. We want your LOVE, plain and simple. We are especially interested in short, striking pieces by current or former residents of Philadelphia.
In January, we will select 3 winning poets for publication. Each winner will be awarded a $60 stipend, and their selected poem will be printed in a limited-edition batch of APIARY Valentines Day cards illustrated by queer illustrator, writer, and teacher, JB Brager. Winners will also be invited to read their work for a release party at Snapdragon Flowers in West Philly on February 7th where the winning valentines will be sold alongside local botanicals and gourmet cookies! ALL profits from the valentines will be donated to the William Way LGBT Community Center, an invaluable Philly institution which “encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.” All cookies are made from scratch by trans baker James De La Vega (previously of Dandelion, La Colombe, and Kermit’s Bake Shoppe). All profits help to fund his top-surgery, a project he calls 46th & Bound.