Orange Island Arts Foundation, which is based in Broward County yet serves South Florida and beyond, is an organization that encourages creativity; cultivates learning; and engages youth, established and aspiring writers, and the community at large with the literary arts. By providing avenues for local and national artists, we seek to inspire those who are interested in further developing their talents. We support transformational ideas by creating literary programs to help the 21st century writer in collaboration, publishing, showcasing, and learning.
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Orange Island Review was established in 2014 as an imprint of the Orange Island Arts Foundation. We are committed to fostering the talent in everyone. In addition to publishing established and emerging poets, we also offer a medium through which high school students can gain recognition for their artistic ability and love for the written word.
Orange Island Review publishes two issues annually. The Spring issue is reserved for high school student submissions and the winners of the South Florida High School Poetry Contest, and is collaboratively edited by a high school editorial staff. The Fall issue publishes the winners of our Annual Adult Poetry Contest and selections from open submissions in poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
If you find yourself wondering about the relevance of verse in the age of the tweet, to take a peek at what this journal has to offer: a great read and insight on the ideas and concerns and "deep feels" of high-school students all over the country. Also included, an interview with Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, and the winners of the South Florida High School Poetry Contest.