Your Song: Andrés Montoya Student Poetry Contest
DEADLINE: FEB. 22, 2018

A $100 prize will be awarded to each of 3 winners, and winning poems will be published in this year's issue of Flies, Cockroaches and Poets, the literary journal produced by the Chicano Writers and Artists Association. Winners will also be invited to read their winning poems on April 14 at the Andrés Montoya symposium at Fresno State.

Submissions are invited from currently enrolled high school students, community college and university undergraduates, and graduate students. Each of the 3 levels will be judged separately. Submissions will be accepted from individual writers, or from teachers (with written permission of the student author).

The judges will be poets Marisol Baca and David Campos.


Each writer may submit up to 3 poems (no more than 5 pages total).

Each poem must be written in response to, or influenced by, a poem by the late Fresno poet Andrés Montoya.

Poem must be the original, unpublished work of the writer.


1. Complete the Google form below with your personal information.

2. Email your poetry submission to with the poem(s) as a single PDF or DOC attachment. The file name should include your last name.

Title of Poem(s) *
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Title of Montoya Poem(s) That Inspired Your Work(s) *
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Author's School *
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If Teacher or Instructor is Submitting, Please List Your Name
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