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    Florence Poets Society Annual Contest http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/ ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST IS BACK and it s HOT.   ENTRIES ARE STREAMING IN FROM ALL
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      Florence Poets Society Annual Contest
      http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/

      ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST IS BACK and it's HOT.  
      ENTRIES ARE STREAMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE USA  (and a few from the UK)

      THE 2007 EDITION OF OUR ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONTEST BEGINS ON:
      THE IDES OF MARCH (15TH) 
      ENTRIES CLOSE: ON JULY 15, 2007.
      THIS YEAR IT IS A SINGLE WINNER RECEIVING THE GRAND PRIZE OF $1,000 AND
      PUBLICATION IN SILKWORM 2007 THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY PLUS
      THE TOP READING SPOT AT OUR ANNUAL FALL POETRY FESTIVAL.
      NEW THIS YEAR ENTER VIA EMAIL AND PAY WITH PAYPAL SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

      Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines
      MUST BE FOLLOWED
      ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON
      JULY 15, 2007
      READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
      I. OPEN TO ALL POETS OF ALL AGES, FROM ANY COUNTRY (but poems must be
      submitted in English) published or not; regardless of experience.
      II. Prize of  $1,000.00 is guaranteed to be awarded :
      III.  Winner will be published in the Florence Poets Society Annual Review
      the SILKWORM - 2007.  Winner will receive a copy of the SILKWORM 2007.  The
      winner will be the featured reader at the FLORENCE FALL POETRY FESTIVAL, and will
      be interviewed on the Twilite Poetry Pub radio program.

      IV.  Noteworthy works will earn the poet a designation "Poet of Distinction"
      and with it consideration for publication in Silkworm 2007 as well as a
      commemorative printed award of said designation.

      DETAILS [please read carefully]
      1. All poems submitted must be the ORIGINAL and PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED* (see
      note above) work (in any medium) of the entrant.
      2. Each poet may submit up to three (3) poems with their entry.
      3. Poem length is limited to 60 lines for each poem. There are NO EXCEPTIONS
      to this rule. Poems that exceed 60 lines will be disqualified and entry fee
      WILL NOT be returned.
      3. All entries must be in English (a translation from another language is
      allowed).
      4. Poems may be of any theme, style, form, etc. No Preference is given to any
      one form.
      5. Simultaneous submissions are permitted and encouraged. If they are
      accepted elsewhere please inform us immediately, no entry fees will be returned.
      6.
      A. Three typed copies of each poem must be submitted.
      B. ONLY ONE MUST HAVE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
      C. The other two copies MUST BE POEM TEXT ONLY. Place title on each page of
      poem and number pages.
      D.  All judging is done without knowledge of the author, each entry recieves
      a code for identification purposes. Names are revealed AFTER final judging is
      completed and prize is determined by the code designation.
       7. All winners will be notified by mail on or about
            July 30, 2007
      8. No entries will be returned under any circumstances please retain copies
      of your work.
      9. All poems remain the property of the poet at all times. By submitting your
      entry you automatically give the FPS the right to publish the work for any
      purpose FPS shall choose. However that publication shall be limited to only one
      time. You may decline to be published by opting out in your  entry form or by
      informing us in writing at the address of the Society listed below. The FPS is
      under no obligation to publish any entry at any time and may disqualify any
      entry at any time.
      10. All judges are members of Florence Poets Society. They, their family,
      friends and students are disqualified participation.
      11. This contest may be terminated and all entries and reading fees returned
      to the entrants at the discretion of the Directors of the Florence Poets
      Society.
      V. TO ENTER
      ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON
      JULY 15, 2007
      Winners will be selected on or about:
                July 30, 2007
      Go to
      http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/
      for online entry instructions.

      ALL MAILED ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A READING FEE OF $15.00 in United
      States funds payable by check or money order.
      BE SURE TO INCLUDE: YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

      Mail your entries to:
      Florence Poets Society
      P.O. Box 60355
      Florence, Massachusetts 01062

      "what is publication"
      The key criteria is: Someone independently decided to publish your poem and
      that person was not influenced or controlled by you, the author.
      Self-publication is not considered publication for purposes of this contest.
      If you have printed your work into a self produced chapbook or given a poem to
      friends and family for a holiday or your work has been posted on your own
      website then that is not the publication envisioned by the directors. THIS WORK
      IS OK TO SUBMIT
      IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR WORK TO AN ONLINE SITE OR A PRINTED JOURNAL, BOOK
      ETC. AND IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE EDITOR THEN IT IS CONSIDERED AS PUBLISHED
      BY THE DIRECTORS ADMINISTERING THIS CONTEST. THAT WORK IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR
      THIS CONTEST.
      Also note that members of the Florence Poets Society are eligible to enter
      this contest but will not be given any preference by the Directors (NB in 2006
      several members of FPS entered the contest and none were selected to win a
      prize)


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