Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada.
DEADLINE: December 29, 2008. Accepting submissions now.
RULES: Poems must be unpublished.
LENGTH: 5 pages of poetry
STYLE: Open: free or formal verse
JUDGES: Poems are judged by an independent group of writers and poets. Final judge: Patricia Fargnoli, New Hampshire Poet Laureate.
AWARDS: First, second, and artistic merit awards.
First Place: $200. Second Place: $150. First and second place winners receive cash awards, staged readings, and are published in the RI Writers’ Circle Anthology. A number of other poems will be recognized for artistic merit and may become eligible for staged readings.
HOW TO ENTER: You may submit no more than 5 pages of poetry. Name, address, phone, and e-mail should appear on the title page of each poem. Include business-size SASE and separate cover sheet listing poems submitted and author’s contact information. No online submissions. Poetry must be typed or word processed.
ENTRY FEE: $10.00 administrative fee. Check or money order should be payable to The Writers’ Circle, Inc. Do not send cash.
RETURNS: If desired, send SASE for return of poems. Submissions sent without proper envelope and postage will not be returned.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: April 2009