Submit-a-Thon: September 2020


Find the encouragement you need to take your next steps toward poetry publication through this lively community event. Whether you’re a seasoned published author or this is your first-time sending poems out, this online event will maximize your submission experience. Dive into the fall 2020 publishing scene by sending your work to two, four, eight, twelve places within an hour! Join your host, New Hampshire State Poet Laureate, Alexandria Peary with co-host, former Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, Mike Nelson along with your fellow New Hampshire residents as we usher more of the state’s poetry—your poetry—into the publishing world:


·      Find literary journals for your work

·      Exchange tips on cover letters

·      Set up your Submittable account

·      Gain advice on dealing with literary rejection

·      Cheer on your fellow writers as they send out work

·      Enjoy cameo appearances by well-known poets who’ll drop by to give encouragement

·      Participate in publishing games for prizes!

Who: Open to New Hampshire residents of all ages

When: Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 3-5 PM

Where: Online through Zoom

How to Join:

·      Send a RSVP by August 25, 2020, to Alex at or Mike at In the subject line, put RSVP FOR SUBMIT-A-THON. In the body of the email, include your full name and town of residence.

·      Look for a Zoom invite in your email by the end of the day on September 1, 2020.

·      Prepare poems for the event. We recommend having a group of five or more poems ready for submission, but participants should bring at least three poems.


A donation of $10 is recommended to the New Hampshire Food Bank, Black Lives Matter, or the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.


See you then!

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