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Sigma Tau Delta and the Department of English invite UD students and the Newark community to submit short works of poetry, prose, and flash fiction. Selected works will be displayed on posters around campus and Newark next semester.
These Random Acts of Poetry create opportunities to encounter the beauty of literature in unexpected places and make poetry part of our everyday experience.
In Spring 2016, a special event celebrating Random Acts of Poetry will be held to honor our RAP poets and their works.
We invite authors to submit up to three short creative works to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
Note: We are happy to read all submissions, but works selected for RAP will be "published" in a variety of locations: shop windows, bulletin boards, and service counters of local businesses as well as dorms, student centers, classroom buildings, and campus bulletin boards. Not all readers will be adults and not all content is suitable for every venue: for example, a restaurant will not accept a poem about regurgitation for display in its front window. If your work is aimed at a specific audience rather than the general public, please consider submitting to Caesura or Main Street Journal.
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