Update on Houston Poetry Fest 2020

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to mass gatherings, Houston Poetry Fest this year will be celebrated as a virtual event, held online instead of at the University of Houston – Downtown. This will be our thirty-fifth anniversary of celebrating the art of poetry, and those who create it. Be there.

The dates for the virtual event will be Friday, October 9, Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11. These are the same dates we had planned for the lives readings at the University of Houston – Downtown.

Submissions will go, as usual, to Submittable. The updated guidelines have been posted on Submittable, which you can access here.

Each poet selected to be a Juried Poet will be assigned a five-minute slot as part of the 3-day virtual event, much as in years past. Further details will be posted here as they are confirmed. Please share this information with those you know who might be interested in submitting or attending.