In honor of Blues Month in Aurora (June), the City of Aurora, the Cultural Creatives, Inc., Aurora Downtown, and the Fox Valley Music Foundation are hosting a call for poems.

This call is open to any writer currently residing in the Fox Valley region.

Submission details

One original poem per poet

Blues-related theme

Written in English

Work may have been previously published, so long as your submission does not violate any arrangements you have made with the publisher

Length:  maximum 20 lines, including the space between stanzas

Submission deadline:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.  No exceptions!

Format:  submit poem as a Microsoft Word attachment in an email to; do not put your name on the Microsoft Word document; include your name, your current USPS mailing address, your phone number and your email address in the email

Selection/display/miscellaneous details:

Poems will be reviewed by a jury for display at a variety of locations during the month of June.   Authors will be acknowledged in publicity and media releases.  Authors retain the rights to their works.  Authors will receive no financial compensation.  Posters on which the poems will be displayed are the property of the Cultural Creatives, Inc. and may be auctioned in the future for non-profit arts-related fundraising purposes.


Call Karen Christensen at 630-421-2528