POETRY SOCIETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE National Contest

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.

Guidelines

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.

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