For Students and Parents


Our poetry submissions are now open for Pizza Poetry 2017! Are you a youth ages 6-18 living in the New Orleans area? Would you like to have a poem you write published on a pizza box? Click here to learn how to submit your poem! Selected poetry will be published on pizza boxes on April 21st for Pizza Poetry Day, as well as published in this year's Pizza Poetry Anthology and celebrated at the New Orleans Youth Poetry Festival.

The Big Classical, a new publication for and by New Orleans youth ages 13-18, is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue with the theme "Hope in the Dark." The Big Classical aims to gather art from New Orleans teens to give the opportunity of sharing their work in a publication that displays their artistic talents and minds. We are accepting submissions of poetry, photography, art, short stories, diary entries and essays. There is a 3 submission limit per person. Pieces can be a minimum of 3 lines min with a 1000 word max. We are looking for heartfelt, original pieces with a strong voice. Send them to us at

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