Archive for February 19th, 2009 Blogging Contest

19 February 2009

Think you have what it takes to be the next self-made celebrity of the writing world? If you will be enrolled in a writing-focused graduate program during the 2009–2010 school year, you could be the featured student blogger at!

The winner of this unique contest will receive his or her own addition to the close-knit WD family of blogs. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the student community, interact with an audience of fellow writers, and garner reader feedback and discussion on a regular basis. Who knows? You could be the brains of Arianna Huffington, the snark of Perez Hilton and the savvy of Design*Sponge combined into one literary mastermind. There’s only one way to find out!


The Robinson Jeffers Tor House 2009 Prize for Poetry

19 February 2009

The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).

The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention.

The final judge for 2009 is Diane Thiel.

This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles, ranging from experimental work to traditional forms, including short narrative poems. Each poem should be typed on 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper, and should be no longer than three pages. On a cover sheet only, include: name, mailing address, telephone number and email; titles of poems; bio optional. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are welcome. There is a reading fee of $10 for the first three poems; $15 for up to six poems; and $2.50 for each additional poem. Checks and money orders should be made out to Tor House Foundation.

Postmark deadline for submissions: March 14, 2009.

The Prize winner will be announced by May 15. Include an SASE for announcement of the Prize winner. Poems will not be returned. For more information, contact us by email.

Mail poems, check or money order, and SASE to:

Poetry Prize Coordinator
Tor House Foundation
Box 223240
Carmel, CA 93922