‘Poetry In Motion’ Sonnet Writing Contest 2012

29 January 2012

Theme:  Holidays and Special Events . . .  Past and Present

Geoffrey Owens, from The Cosby Show, and RisingStar31 Productions have teamed up to launch our first Poetry-in-Motion Writing Contest, an initiative to showcase the literary works of talented writers. The theme is, “Holidays and Special Events, Past and Present.”

Geoffrey, a Shakespearean actor, instructor, and talented poet, has created an exciting new selection of poetry-filled, on-line greeting cards, and brings a wealth of experience to the venture. He will be the judge who selects the winning writer from the ten finalists.

We’re submitting the following information with hopes that you’ll include our contest in your directory.

Guidelines & Information

The writer should submit one sonnet or a poem that is similar in structure.

The winner is awarded a $1,000 Prize and publication in our future RisingStar31 e-Magazine and Web site.

Eligibility: Poets writing in English, who either have or haven’t already published a poem. Simultaneous submissions are fine, however, please inform us if there’s a change in your poem’s status.

: February 29, 2012 (Special Leap Year Date)

Entry Fee: $25.00 (to cover reading fees)

Announcement: Winner will be notified by March 31, 2012.
Check the Web site for winner information, or send a SASE with the wording “Results.”

: Electronic submissions are encouraged, however, writers can mail poems, along with a check or money order to:

RisingStar31 Productions
P.O. Box 53371
Sarasota, FL 34232

Mailed entries must include a cover sheet with writer’s name, address, e-mail and phone number and be attached to the poem. Please do not place your name on the sheet with the poem. Poems should be printed, double-spaced, with 10-12 font size. Send only a copy; do not mail your only copy, as all materials will be recycled unless return is requested with SASE.

To enter the Poetry-In-Motion Contest, visit:


To learn more about RisingStar31 Productions and Poetry In Motion, please visit our site:


Should you need any additional information, please feel free to contact us at: risingstar31pro@gmail.com

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