Poetry Contests

Poetry contest to help women in need–$500 prize value!/$8 fee, DEADLINE: May 7, 2016

12936634_10104503737989818_4586557971066600611_nThis is such an amazing prize package for a low $8 entry fee! $6.61 from each entry goes directly to a woman in need. All proceeds from the entry fees benefit the Live Your Dream Award, sponsored by SI of Rittenhouse Square, PA, typically given to a single mother who has experienced hardships, to help her pursue her education.

Poets can submit multiple times, but an $8 submission fee is required for each submission. Of the $8 submission, aside from a small portion to pay for submittable fees, the balance goes directly to a woman in need who wants to go back to school. The judges and artist are generously donating their time, labor, and materials.

The winner of The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award will receive 25 broadsides of the selected poem, for a prize package value of $500. Pew Fellowship awardee J.C. Todd will be final judge, and MaryAnn L. Miller, the Resident Book Artist at the Experimental Printmaking Institute, will create the broadsides. 

A broadside is a limited edition piece of fine art which will include the text of the winning poem as well as the art it inspires in MaryAnn L. Miller, who has graciously offered to make them. She is donating her time, labor, and materials. Poets typically sell broadsides at readings, and the suggested asking price is $20 a broadside.

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Click here for Submission Guidelines.

CONTEST DEADLINE: May 7, 2016

FORMS:  Poetry

ENTRY FEE: $8 ($6.16 direct to women in need)

PRIZES: The winner of The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award will receive 25 broadsides of the selected poem, for a prize package value of $500.

One runner up will receive a 1 year subscription to Bone Bouquet, a fabulous all women’s journal.

THEME: Poets submitting are suggested to follow the theme “Dream,” which can refer to ambition, hopes, or something more surrealist. The suggestion comes from the name of the Live Your Dream Awards, which makes it possible for women to achieve their goals through financial assistance. Poets are not obligated to follow this theme.

NOTES: 

  • Previously published work is accepted, provided entrant holds rights
  • Poems are limited to 35 lines

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