O, Miami - Submissions Open


O, Miami - Submissions Open

2019 Festival RFP Guidelines

O, Miami is currently accepting proposals for projects and events to occur during the next O, Miami Poetry Festival: April 2019.

Please Read All The Way Through These Guidelines. They are filled with tips and suggestions for success, especially the FAQ.

The Festival

The mission of O, Miami is for every single person in Greater Miami to encounter a poem during the month of April. O, Miami was founded in 2011. Since then, we’ve produced over 400 projects designed to bring poetry to new audiences in Miami-Dade County. The festival has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, Dwell, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, The Paris Review, and many others.

What To Propose

An Event
A Project

Every festival project and event does at least one of the following:

Implements a novel method for creating encounters between Miami’s population and poetry
Creates a new audience for poetry
Empowers a group of Miamians to share and interact with poetry

The project/event must…

Conform to the festival’s mission
Occur during the month of April 2019
Have a target audience in Miami-Dade County
Hint: The project should pay attention not only to its potential live audience, but its potential audience in the digital world after the festival is over.


All proposals must be received by midnight on October 20, 2018. Winners will be notified on a rolling basis. We may also schedule interviews with potential project managers before making a final decision.

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