We will award $2500 in total prizes, including the $1000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 writing instruments.
Entries accepted June 1-Nov 30 (postmark dates), 2008.
What to Submit
Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of 2 entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.
First Prize, $1,000 cash and publication on Franklin-Christoph.com
Ten Merit Award Winners, each to receive a $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments, and publication on Franklin-Christoph.com. Winners announced by February 14th, 2009.
Entry is Free
There will be no fee or other obligation for entering this contest.
November 30, 2008. Your entry must be postmarked or submitted online by this date.
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poems online or by mail. Provide your contact information within your email, or on a separate cover sheet if submitting by mail. Be sure to include your actual name and address, as we will not be able to send prizes to alternate names and addresses after winners have been announced. It is okay to use a pen name with the poem as well, and we will review with you how you would like your specifics to read before publication. If your poem contains complex formatting, such as centered text or italic type, we recommend submitting by mail. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations, fancy fonts or decorative borders.
How To Submit
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by either pasting within message or attachment.
or mail to:
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Contest
7511 Mourning Dove Rd. Ste. 104
Raleigh, NC 27615
Please include a cover letter (or email) with your name and contact number. The poem itself should not contain your name or any contact information. We will hold original copies at our headquarters, and submit anonymous copies to our panel of judges.
Entries Must Be Original and Unpublished
Your entries must be original, written by you, unpublished (either in print or in an online journal), and not have received a monetary award from any other contest. Self-published work is not eligible. Exceptions: Poems posted to the web outside of online journals, such as to a bulletin board, email list, personal web page, critique site or public forums are eligible for entry. Please email us if you’re unsure of eligibility. Our staff will research all submissions for prior publication.
Simultaneous Submission Allowed
You may submit your poems simultaneously to this contest and to other contests and publishers. Please notify us if one of your entries wins an award in another contest or is published elsewhere.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible.
We respect your privacy. Franklin-Christoph does not sell or rent customer or contestant information to third parties.
You retain the copyright to your submission. If you place as finalist or better, Franklin-Christoph only requests permission to publish your work on Franklin-Christoph.com, in our email publications and in our press releases. Any other potential use will be negotiated with you.
Franklin-Christoph will utilize a panel of independent judges from a staff at a local college. Members of the FC Staff, or other economically affiliated persons are not eligible to enter.
We are open to poetry in all forms, on all subjects, short or tall, large or small.
Thank you for you participation, and we look forward to receiving your entry.