Call for Submissions--Telepoem Booth® MOXI

Call for Submissions--Telepoem Booth® Taos

The Telepoem Booth®, a vintage phone booth that one can dial-a-poem for free on the rotary phone, is now accepting submissions from poets, writers and storytellers in Taos County for poems, micro-essays and recollections about WATER, LAND, EARTH, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT to include in the Telepoem Booth® for The PASEO festival, Sept. 13-14. Submissions are free and must be in by Aug. 23, 2019. There will be a $25 honorarium for each piece chosen.

Each piece submitted must be written by the submitter. Previously published materials are acceptable with publisher's permissions. Submissions will be chosen based on their "poetic" merit as well as the quality of the reader’s interpretation, (i.e. “does it translate well as an audio piece for the Telepoem Booth?”) The accepted pieces will be available to dial and listen to in the Telepoem Booth® Taos, as well as other Telepoem Projects nationally, including in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, NM and beyond.

The Telepoem Booth® Project is dedicated to providing representation of voices and perspectives from all humans from all walks and cultures. Please submit word documents of the poem or story and audio recordings of your poem in mp3 format to Please also include a brief biography and where you are located in Taos County. Deadline to submit is Aug. 23, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be given at the end of August.

Please contact us with any questions, recording or otherwise.

Telepoem Booth® Recording Guidelines

Thank you for submitting your poem to the Telepoem Booth! We ask that you attempt to
provide the highest quality recording for the listeners.

1. You can record audio on most smartphones, through the freely downloaded computer program "Audacity", or through a number of other applications.

2. Practice your poem. Expression and meaning are paramount when recording for the Telepoem Booth. Remember, your poem will now become an audio experience, not just words on a page. The reading should be smooth and compelling, with no stumbles or awkward pauses.

3. Record your poem in a quiet room. Make sure there is no street noise, television, telephone or any computer noises on the recording.

4. Start your recording with the first line of the poem (unless the title is considered the first line.)

5. No need to state your name, but if you wish to, that's okay as well.

6. No mic drops, coughs or paper rustling. If the cat meows, start over. If there is a static hum in the background, find a quieter environment.

7. Wait for a few moments before and after the poem to provide enough ambient background for editing purposes.