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Writers Rising Up Calendar of Events and Contests

Digging to the Roots: Color Poems
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017  


Digging to the Roots: Color Poems


New Images Coming for 2017

Submit a color poem or poems (must submit at least 6 poems) written with the (new images coming soon) image/and colors in mind. Please view images online at our Contests and Events Link and write a poem or peoms with the image/colors or color (s) in mind. 

Images and Directions are at the Events & Contests Link at Writers Rising Up 

Submission Deadline December 19, 2017 

Seasonal poem (s) each must be no more than 20 lines. They must reference the image and match/be color specific to the images at the Events and Contests link at Writers Rising Up.

Best poems will be selected and published online in January 2017

$100 Prize (can be shared amongst more than one winner)

Must be original unpublished work. Writers own all rights

Poet must submit color head shot as a jpeg file to Submittable.

Submit with name, contact info and a short bio.

The submission process for 2017 is on Submittable and includes a $10.00 submission fee.. 

Writers own all rights

Writers Rising Up declares the right to declare no winner. Look at some of the examples of poems that could be described as color poems at the Poetry Foundation




1. Spring Advection


2. Pumpkins and Gourds


3. Minnesota River Valley


4. Female Loon


5.  Dandelion


6. Smith Douglas More House, Eden Prairie, MN


7. Painted Turtles


8. Farmhouse


9. Winter


10. Minnesota River Valley