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I have been given the honor of editing Gun Free World Initiative's first poetry anthology! 

Gun Free World Initiative seeks a shift in culture around gun ownership. Gun Free World strives to encourage intentional conversations that will create a safer world one person, one conversation, one community, one gun at a time.

As a part of this initiative, GFW is compiling an anthology of poetry addressing gun violence and imagining what a gun free world might look like. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission must be a work of poetry
  • Submission should not exceed 100 words. 
  • Submission should address gun violence and/or what a gun free world might look like.
  • Submission can not have previously been published online or in print. 
  • Entrants may submit up to 3 entries. 
  • All submissions must be sent to GunFreeWorld(at) by January 1, 2016.  Please include a short bio with your submission.

Entrants will be notified whether their submission has been accepted by March 1, 2016.


  • One (1) copy of the anthology
  • One (1) ticket to the GFW Visual Arts Exhibit in Philadelphia, PA (Date TBA)

By sending in a submission you confirm that your acknowledge and accept the Submission Guidelines and terms of Compensation

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