THE RHODE ISLAND WRITERS’ CIRCLE NATIONAL POETRY CONTEST

30 October 2008

www.riwriterscircle.com

POETRY COMPETITION

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RULES: Poems must be unpublished.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

SEND MATERIALS TO: The Writers’ Circle, Inc., 1087 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888. For more information: www.riwriterscircle.com, thewriterscircle@aol.com or 401.461.6691

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