The Brillantina Project is an intimate space for poets across the country to unite in solidarity and offer poetic genius, for those lost in the Orlando massacre on June 12, 2016. We want your poetry! This is a call for words, a call for thoughts, a call for emotion. This site is dedicated to the victims; let us remember them and honor them through our poetry. We hope that through these words we can create lasting respect, compassion, and love for one another.

We are looking for poetry that extends beyond the page, ranging from tender love letters, to angry rants. We will only consider poems dealing with themes surround the Orlando tragedy. Send us your best work!

An anthology of poetry will be in the works! We will compile work from poets who submit to this site, and will be aiming to publish the anthology  at a later date (tentatively early 2017).  Proceeds will go toward the families of the victims of the Orlando tragedy.  Submissions will be accepted through August 12th to be considered for the anthology.

Submissions for publication on this site are on-going. Pieces will be published as they are edited and approved; they will be uploaded to this page, and other social media outlets. While we welcome all submissions, we will post accepted pieces periodically.

Submission guidelines:

3 – 5 poems  (not to exceed 10 pages) only in .docx format

Please provide a brief (50 word max) biography

Only original, unpublished work in English, Spanish, or bilingual will be accepted

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please notify us immediately if it’s been published elsewhere

Submit all poems in a single document. In the subject line use the following format (SUBMISSION_Full Name_MM/DD/YY)

Send all submissions to

Once your work has been accepted and upon publication, we will have first print publication rights. All other rights will revert to you after publication. If your work is reprinted in the near future, we ask that you acknowledge its first publication, with The Brillantina Project.

This is a safe space for healing and creating change. Negative submissions or inappropriate messages will be ignored. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”       – Mahatma Ghandi