ARTS By The People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to establish, operate, promote, and conduct educational programs, opportunities, classes, and sessions in the creative arts for the public, especially seniors and youth.
Platform Review is an ARTS By The People project.  Along with our literary open mic reading series, The Platform, and our writing workshops, our annual literary journal promotes opportunities for a diversity of writers and artists.  The mission of Platform Review is to showcase the literary voices and visual art from our growing community and beyond. We now publish an annual online journal, and our submission period runs from Sep 1 to Jan 15 each year. When submissions are open please send work to one of the genres below (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Art).
Platform Chapbook Series is an ARTS By The People project. Each year during the month of March we accept chapbook manuscript submissions in both poetry and prose.  The selected manuscripts, one in each genre, are made into one-hundred handmade, numbered and signed chapbooks, designed and created by artist LK James. 
Moving Words is an ARTS By The People project made possible by a generous grant from The Santiago Abut Foundation, in loving memory of Santi Abut. It is a project that makes possible transnational collaboration among artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. During the months of May and June of each year artists may submit writing of any form, be it poetry or prose, that showcases the lyrical qualities of language. A dozen spoken-word pieces will be selected, workshopped, and turned into short animated films.


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Submit up to 5 poems in one document, one poem per page (poems can be longer than one page). Poems should be formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.
Regarding previously published work. We do not accept previously published work. 
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your submission on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one batch of poems are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.
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Submit one story up to 5,000  words. Stories should be formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.  
Regarding previously published work. We do not accept previously published work. 
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your submission on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one manuscript to the reading period) are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.
Submit one piece of creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Submissions should be formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.  
Regarding previously published work. We do not accept previously published work. 
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your submission on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one piece to the reading period) are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.
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