Last call: Inaugural Found Poetry Contest: Deadline: August 31, 2011

25 August 2011

The Found Poetry Review invites submissions for its inaugural found poetry contest through August 31. All contest submissions must be found poems derived from How to Analyze People on Sightby Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict, available as a free e-text through Project Gutenberg.

The winner will receive a prize of $100 (U.S. dollars) and have his or her poem published in the Fall 2011 edition of The Found Poetry Review.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Visit Project Gutenberg to view the source text, How to Analyze People on Sight: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30601/30601-h/30601-h.htm

2. Select words and phrases from the text, then recombine them to create your found poem. Artful arrangements and combinations are encouraged! We want to see you do more than insert line breaks in a paragraph and call it a poem.

3. Avoid adding your own language to the poem. You can change verb tenses, plurals and make other small manipulations, but stay as close to the original text as possible. You are free to add your own punctuation and capitalization to the text.

4. Visit our Submishmash page and select “Inaugural Found Poetry Contest” to submit your poem and pay the $5 entry fee. Payments may be made securely through the Submishmash site through PayPal or credit card.

5. Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter to hear the winner announcement in September.

Questions? Email foundpoetryreview@gmail.com for more information.

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