Call for Submissions for Rooted in Poetry Bi-Weekly Poetry Column

Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie and The Lake County Bloom invite Lake County writers to submit to our bi-weekly poetry column, Rooted in Poetry.

This column is a collaboration to offer a platform for local writers to introduce themselves to the community through their writing. Writers of all backgrounds are welcome regardless of your experience or style. We support established and emerging writers and look forward to reading a wide range of work and perspectives. 

This column is a space to share writing experience, writing origin stories, what inspires your work, perhaps positive guidance for other writers, etc. It’s fairly open to subject matter with a focus on poetry. There is no word limit although column submissions to date have averaged around 5oo words in length.

We ask that your column be submitted as a Word document or any editable format and we ask that you submit a photo of yourself (JPEG or PNG file), an author bio around 100-150 words, and one or two original poems.

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Writers will be asked to sign a consent release form for publication.  Lake County Bloom does not reserve any rights of the author other than consent for the one-time publication. 

Column submissions are subitted on a voluntary, unpaid basis.

Submissions will be published bi-weekly in the order they are received. Click the following link to view columns published to date.

We look forward to your submissions!

Georgina Marie

Georgina Marie is a poet from Lakeport, Northern California and the Lake County Poet Laureate for 2020-2024; the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role for the county. In June 2021, she was selected as a Poets Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets. She is the Literary Coordinator and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council, co-creator of the The Bloom's poetry column, and Poet in Residence for The Bloom. She has served as co-editor for the Middletown Art Center’s RESILIENCE and RESTORE collections of written word, funded by the California Arts Council. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook Finding the Roots of Water in 2018 and her second chapbook Tree Speak in 2019. In 2020, she was an Anne G. Locasio scholar for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and is now a member of their Board of Directors. She is currently working on her full-length poetry manuscript.

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