Archive for October 27th, 2008


27 October 2008

Lynne Birdsall
PO Box 1615
Concord, NH 03302-1615

Please note limit is forty lines. Name and address must appear in the upper right hand corner of the copy on which they appear. NO identification is to appear anywhere on the second copy.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors four National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy of the issue in which their poems appear. Rights revert to the author after publication.


Entries that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered or returned.

Poems must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Subject and form are open.

Length limited to 40 lines.

One poem per page.

Poems must be typed.

Two copies of each poem, one with NO identification (no name, no address), the other with the name and address in the upper right corner.

#10 SASE for winners list only. Poems will not be returned.

Entry fee is $3 for the first poem, and $2 each for others. Entries limited to 5 poems per poet per contest.

Poems must not be previously published, have won a prize, nor be currently entered in another contest.

Poems must be postmarked by the deadline date. Deadlines are: August 15th, November 15th and February 15th, May 15th.

Mail poems and check payable to the Poetry Society of New Hampshire to the address above.

The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition

27 October 2008

PRIZE: Winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award and 25 copies of the published chapbook.

SUBMIT: 16-28 pages of original poetry with title page, biographical note and acknowledgements, if any. Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number (optional). Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Poets may enter more than one manuscript.

ENTRY FEE: $18. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook upon its publication in the fall of 2009.

NO RESTRICTIONS on form or content. The Ledge Press is open to all styles and forms of poetry. Excellence is the only criterion.

PLEASE include a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return. The winner will be announced in March 2009.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2008.

The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition
40 Maple Ave.
Bellport, NY 11713