“We want to hear your voices. The voices of the poets will encourage us all to sing again.”

–Editorial Team 


We are seeking original poems by established & emerging poets, who would like to contribute to our multilingual poetry anthology, Peace, Poetry & Policy.  The goal of this anthology is to demonstrate how poetry serves as a bridge across languages and cultures and can be a vehicle for social change and conflict transformation. We encourage new, generative work on the broad themes of peace, conflict transformation, social change, and restorative justice and healing. 

Submission Criteria

You may submit poems in any language. If you submit in a language other than English, please include a translation or summary of your text in English.  Submissions should be under 500 words for the original poem and of equal length for the translation. You may submit up to 3 poems for consideration.  Be sure to complete all fields on the submission form and submit all poems in a single document. We prefer unpublished work.  If you hold the rights to a previously published poem or we can easily obtain permissions, we will consider previously published work. Please indicate such in the submission form below.

We intend for the anthology to reflect voices from the greater Middlebury community and beyond to include established and emerging poets in multiple languages. Selections will be determined to create a balanced representation and flow of work on the dedicated themes.

The Peace, Poetry, and Policy Project is supported by the KWD Collaborative in Conflict Transformation. Any views expressed in the poems reflect views of individual authors, and not necessarily the views of the KWD Collaborative in Conflict Transformation MIIS.  

We believe in being inclusive to all people; as such, there is no fee for submission.

Priority Submission Deadline: Jan 1st, 2024
Second Window Submission Deadline: Feb 1st, 2024
Acceptances will be mailed out in March 2024.

We encourage submissions by the “priority deadline” to have your work reviewed in the first round.