AIPF’s Upcoming Deadlines and Call for Support

Austin International Poetry Fest’s Registration and Submission Deadline Approaching

The 18th annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) will be held April 15th through 18th, 2010. AIPF is a four-day, city-wide celebration of poetry and poets of every age and every kind.

Over a dozen poetry readings, 8 open mics, 6 workshops, 3 poetry slams, 2 anthology readings, and a poetry all-nighter will be held at local coffeeshops, bookstores, theaters, gardens and historical sites throughout beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. Over 20 featured international and national poets will be in attendance, stage and page-poets alike, reading alongside over 150 registered AIPF poets.

All events, including open-mics and children/youth readings and workshops, are free and open to the public. Registration is required only for adult participants. 2010 AIPF Headquarters will be Ruta Maya Coffeehouse.

Deadline for adult submissions is February 10.

Adult poets (18+) who wish to submit poems for the annual Adult Anthology Competition must register on our website before February 10th, 2010.

Youth (under 18) wishing to submit poetry for the annual Youth Anthology Competition submit through the mail and can learn more on the AIPF website.


Registration occurs through the AIPF website and is required only for adult poets wishing to submit poetry to the yearly anthology competition, participate in formal workshops, and perform at local venue readings.

Early registration (before March 12th, 2010) is $30, and late registration (through April 17th, 2010) is $50. Adult poets who register early will have their biographies listed in the annual program.


The volunteer board of non-profit Austin Poets International, local business sponsors, literary partners, private donors, and the dedication of dozens of poetry-loving volunteers just like you. Join the celebration! Call or text (512)731-5907 to find out how you, or your organization, can get involved with AIPF.

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