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Early Registration for the 2015 ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Festival is available HERE

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Forward Arts is pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions of poetry, short stories and visual art for our first youth literary journal, Crushed Canvas. Interested participants must be between the ages of 13–19. We will accept a maximum of 2 poems and/or one short story per submitter, and all visual arts submissions must be in black & white. All submissions must be clean in content (no profanity or profane images) and will be reviewed by our youth editorial board before being published. Submissions should include the name of the submitter, title of the piece and contact information (email).

The first edition of Crushed Canvas will be released during the 2015 ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Festival. We are also partnering with the LSU-based literary journal, New Delta Review, to offer dual publishing for poets and a cash prizes to select submissions. If you are a youth writer or artist or know an interested youth writer/artist, we HIGHLY encourage you/them to submit!

Submissions should be sent to  forwardartsbr@gmail.com by Friday, March 20th to be considered for publishing


FH 2014-2015

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Interested in joining WordCrew for the 2014–2015 school year?? Download an application HERE

Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. We provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice we foster personal and social transformation.