Crossroads Irish-American Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Poetry Writing Contest Guidelines:

Size limit: 3-5 poems (10 page maximum).

In 2012, the third year of the writing contest, we welcome the submission of poetry about Irish-America.

1. Please submit previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions okay.
2. Submissions in languages other than English are welcome. 
3. All work must be original, and by submitting the pieces, author gives rights to the Crossroads Irish-American Festival and the Crossroads Irish-American Writing Contest to print the pieces and to use them on the web or other media now and in the future. 
4. Please place all of the poems in a single file inside one submitted document.
5. Poems must be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. type only.
4. You may enter identifying information in the "cover letter" field, but absolutely do not include author name (or any identifying information about the author). Be sure to include email address on the "cover letter" field.
5. Entrants do not need to identify as Irish or Irish-American.
6. Winners to be notified by email.
7. Submission fee: $20.00. All fees are non-refundable. Online fee payment only. 
8. Online submissions only. 
9. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012.

About The Crossroads Irish-American Writing Contest 

Crossroads is interested in the varied and multiple ways in which one can be "Irish" in "America". In this sense, to be Irish-American means that one can be first or fifth generation, with or without a diversity of other ethnic/racial inheritances. To be Irish-American can mean that one hails from Boise, Brooklyn, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Halifax, Montserrat or Fairbanks. In other words, we define Irish-American as inclusive of the Americas. And, we are interested in all of the possible ways that the Irish have impacted and shaped experience, identity, culture and society in each and every corner of the Americas. 

Click here to read about the winner and readers of the Second Annual Crossroads Irish-American Writing Contest (2011-2012).

About The Crossroads Irish-American Festival organization

Founded in 2004, the Crossroads Irish-American Festival promotes the discovery and understanding of the Irish experience in the Americas to ensure that the richness of the arts, culture, history and traditions of this heritage are both held in great esteem and preserved for generations to come. We achieve this mission through the production of events and projects that promote Irish-American culture and heritage with an emphasis on the Irish and Irish-American communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Located in San Francisco, a global capital of arts and culture, the Crossroads Irish-American Festival serves as a dynamic platform for emerging and established artists and culture workers to reach a regional, national, and global audience. 



Crossroads Irish-American Festival