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  • crwropps@aol.com
    The Midwest Writing Center announces the 36th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/   Poems should be typed with no
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 22, 2009
      The Midwest Writing Center announces the 36th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

      http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

       

      Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page.  Include a separate cover sheet with author's name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page.  Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email.   No previously published poems.

       

      Email submissions or questions about the contest should be sent to<contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org>

       (replace (at) with @)

       

      Email submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one document for the cover page.

       

      Submissions must be postmarked January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009.

       

      Prizes will be given in two categories:  "National" and "Regional" (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin).  Please note on your cover letter which category you would like to be considered for.  First, second, and third prize in each category are as follows:  $200, $150 and $75; winner of the regional contest will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time coordinator of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

       

      Entry fee is $7 for up to three poems; $2 for each poem over three.  Make checks payable to the Midwest Writing Center. Send a SASE ($2
      .50) for a copy of o
      ur anthology, which will include poems from the top 25 finalists and the contest winners.

       

      Credit card payment for email submissions only; please note in your email that you are paying by credit card, and you will be contacted with further instructions.  Or, you may send a check to the address listed below.

       

      Submissions and entry fees should be mailed to:

      Midwest Writing Center

      Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest

      225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303

      Davenport, IA  52801

       

      This year's national judge is F. Daniel Rzicznek, author of Neck of the World, winner of the May Swenson Award.

       

      This year's regional judge is Rebecca Wee, author of Uncertain Grace, and Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities from 2003-2005.

       

      Friends, relatives, and/or past or current students of judges may not enter. Employees and board members of the Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

       


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    • crwropps@aol.com
      The Midwest Writing Center announces the 36th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/   Poems should be typed with no
      Message 2 of 12 , Mar 21, 2009
        The Midwest Writing Center announces the 36th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

        http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

         

        Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page.  Include a separate cover sheet with author's name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page.  Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email.   No previously published poems.

         

        Email submissions or questions about the contest should be sent to<contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org>

        (replace (at) with @)

        Email submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one document for the cover page.

        Submissions must be postmarked January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009.

        Prizes will be given in two categories:  "National" and "Regional" (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin).  Please note on your cover letter which category you would like to be considered for.  First, second, and third prize in each category are as follows:  $200, $150 and $75; winner of the regional contest will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time coordinator of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

         

        Entry fee is $7 for up to three poems; $2 for each poem over three.  Make checks payable to the Midwest Writing Center. Send a SASE ($2.50) for a copy of our anthology, which will include po
        ems from the top 25 finalists and the contest winners.

        Credit card payment for email submissions only; please note in your email that you are paying by credit card, and you will be contacted with further instructions.  Or, you may send a check to the address listed below.




        Submissions and entry fees should be mailed to:

        Midwest Writing Center

        Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest

        225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303

        Davenport, IA  52801

         

        This year's national judge is F. Daniel Rzicznek, author of Neck of the World, winner of the May Swenson Award.

        This year's regional judge is Rebecca Wee, author of Uncertain Grace, and Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities from 2003-2005.

        Friends, relatives, and/or past or current students of judges may not enter. Employees and board members of the Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.



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      • crwropps@aol.com
        The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/ 2010 National Judge: Louise
        Message 3 of 12 , Jan 13, 2010
          The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
          http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/



          2010 National Judge: Louise Mathias, author of Lark Apprentice and Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest


          2010 Regional Judge: Stephen Frech, author of Toward Evening and the Day Far Spent, If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness and The Dark Villages of Childhood.





          Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

          Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

          Contact/Submission Information

          Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to: <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)


          Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one separate document for the cover page.

          Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email.

          Deadline

          Submissions must be postmarked
          January 1, 2010 through April 9, 2010.

          Prizes

          Prizes will be given in two categories:
          National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered.
          First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each receive a free copy of our annual anthology Channel Cat, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press.

          Entry Fee Information

          Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem.
          Send an extra $4.00 for a copy of Channel Cat, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists .

          Methods of Payment

          Go to midwestwritingcenter.org and click on the link for “Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest” to pay via PayPal™ online.
          Or, you may send a check to:

          Midwest Writing Center
          Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
          225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
          Davenport, IA 52801


          The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Counsel of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.





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        • crwropps@aol.com
          The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/ 2010 National Judge: Louise
          Message 4 of 12 , Mar 9, 2010
            The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
            http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

            2010 National Judge: Louise Mathias, author of Lark Apprentice and Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest

            2010 Regional Judge: Stephen Frech, author of Toward Evening and the Day Far Spent, If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness and The Dark Villages of Childhood.

            Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

            Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

            Contact/Submission Information

            Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to: <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)

            Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one separate document for the cover page.

            Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email.

            Deadline

            Submissions must be postmarked
            January 1, 2010 through April 9, 2010.

            Prizes

            Prizes will be given in two categories:
            National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered.
            First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each receive a free copy of our annual anthology Channel Cat, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press.

            Entry Fee Information

            Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem.
            Send an extra $4.00 for a copy of Channel Cat, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists .

            Methods of Payment

            Go to midwestwritingcenter.org and click on the link for “Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest” to pay via PayPal™ online.
            Or, you may send a check to:

            Midwest Writing Center
            Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
            225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
            Davenport, IA 52801


            The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.



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          • crwropps@aol.com
            The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/ 2010 National Judge: Louise
            Message 5 of 12 , Apr 1, 2010
              The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 37th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
              http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

              2010 National Judge: Louise Mathias, author of Lark Apprentice and Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest

              2010 Regional Judge: Stephen Frech, author of Toward Evening and the Day Far Spent, If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness and The Dark Villages of Childhood.

              Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

              Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

              Contact/Submission Information

              Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to:
              <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)

              Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one separate document for the cover page.

              Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email.

              Deadline

              Submissions must be postmarked
              January 1, 2010 through April 9, 2010.

              Prizes

              Prizes will be given in two categories:
              National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered.
              First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each receive a free copy of our annual anthology Channel Cat, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press.

              Entry Fee Information

              Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem.
              Send an extra $4.00 for a copy of Channel Cat, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists .

              Methods of Payment

              Go to midwestwritingcenter.org and click on the link for “Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest” to pay via PayPal™ online.
              Or, you may send a check to:

              Midwest Writing Center
              Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
              225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
              Davenport, IA 52801


              The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.




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            • aejos
              The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 38th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/ 2011 National Judge: Don Cellini,
              Message 6 of 12 , Mar 1, 2011
                The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 38th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

                2011 National Judge: Don Cellini, author of Inkblots, Approximations/Aproximaciones and Translate into English.

                2011 Regional Judge: Brandi Homan, author of Hard Reds and Bobcat Country

                Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author's name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

                Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

                Contact/Submission Information

                Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to: <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)

                Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one separate document for the cover page.

                Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this posting.

                Deadline

                Submissions must be postmarked
                January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011.

                Prizes

                Prizes will be given in two categories:
                National (all U.S. poets eligible) and
                Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered.

                First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each receive a contributor's copy of our annual anthology Off Channel, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press.

                Entry Fee Information

                $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To submit to both national
                and regional contests, entry fee is $14 for up to three poems in each contest category, $2 for each additional poem; separate cover letters required.

                Send an extra $4.00 for a copy of Off Channel, featuring poems from contest winners and the top 25 finalists

                Methods of Payment

                Go to midwestwritingcenter.org, click on "Contests," then "Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest" to pay via PayPal™ online.
                Or, send a check:
                Midwest Writing Center
                Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
                Davenport, IA 52801
              • crwropps@aol.com
                The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 38th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/ 2011 National Judge: Don Cellini,
                Message 7 of 12 , Mar 27, 2011
                  The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 38th Annual Mississippi Valley
                  Poetry Contest
                  http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/

                  2011 National Judge: Don Cellini, author of Inkblots,
                  Approximations/Aproximaciones and Translate into English.

                  2011 Regional Judge: Brandi Homan, author of Hard Reds and Bobcat
                  Country

                  Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page.
                  Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email
                  address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one
                  poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive
                  notification via email. No previously published poems.

                  Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not
                  enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing
                  Center are also ineligible.

                  Contact/Submission Information

                  Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to:
                  <contest(at)midwestwritingcenter.org> (replace (at) with @)

                  Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and
                  one separate document for the cover page.

                  Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this
                  posting.

                  Deadline

                  Submissions must be postmarked
                  January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011.

                  Prizes

                  Prizes will be given in two categories:
                  National (all U.S. poets eligible) and
                  Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region
                  states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please
                  note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be
                  considered.

                  First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows:
                  $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an
                  award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry
                  Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each receive a
                  contributor's copy of our annual anthology Off Channel, published by
                  the Midwest Writing Center Press.

                  Entry Fee Information

                  $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To submit to
                  both national
                  and regional contests, entry fee is $14 for up to three poems in
                  each contest category, $2 for each additional poem; separate cover
                  letters required.

                  Send an extra $4.00 for a copy of Off Channel, featuring poems from
                  contest winners and the top 25 finalists

                  Methods of Payment

                  Go to midwestwritingcenter.org, click on “Contests,” then “Mississippi
                  Valley Poetry Contest” to pay via PayPal™ online.
                  Or, send a check:
                  Midwest Writing Center
                  Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                  225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
                  Davenport, IA 52801

                  The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary
                  Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.
                • crwropps@aol.com
                  The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm 2012
                  Message 8 of 12 , Jan 18, 2012
                    The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                    http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm

                    2012 National Judge: Nate Pritts, author of Sweet Nothing (Lowbrow Press), Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX), and The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon). Editor of literary magazine H_NGM_N and founder of H_NGM_N Books.

                    2012 Regional Judge: Chad Parmenter, author of Bat & Man: A Sonnet Comic Book (Finishing Line Press), with distinguished publications in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, and Black Warrior Review, among many others.

                    Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

                    Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

                    Contact/Submission Information

                    Electronic submissions are preferred, via our online submission manager (access through the contest website).


                    Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document, with no identifying information in the file.

                    Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email. Follow the following guidelines for USPS submissions: Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page.


                    Deadline

                    Submissions must be postmarked
                    January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

                    Prizes

                    Prizes will be given in two categories:
                    National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter--or choose the appropriate selection in the online submission manager--the category for which you would like to be considered.
                    First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each be published in and receive a free copy of our annual anthology Off Channel, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press, now in its third edition.

                    Entry Fee Information

                    Entry fee is $10 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To submit to both national and regional contests, entry feee is $15 for up to three poems in each contest category, $2 for each additional poem.
                    Send an extra $5.00 for a copy of Off Channel, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists.

                    Methods of Payment

                    Online: PayPal payments on our website; please include the transaction receipt number in the comments box when you submit via online submission manager or in your cover letter, if submitting by snail mail.
                    Or, you may send a check to:

                    Midwest Writing Center
                    Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                    225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
                    Davenport, IA 52801


                    The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.





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                  • crwropps@aol.com
                    The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm 2012
                    Message 9 of 12 , Feb 21, 2012
                      The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                      http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm

                      2012 National Judge: Nate Pritts, author of Sweet Nothing (Lowbrow Press), Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX), and The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon). Editor of literary magazine H_NGM_N and founder of H_NGM_N Books.

                      2012 Regional Judge: Chad Parmenter, author of Bat & Man: A Sonnet Comic Book (Finishing Line Press), with distinguished publications in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, and Black Warrior Review, among many others.

                      Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

                      Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

                      Contact/Submission Information

                      Electronic submissions are preferred, via our online submission manager (access through the contest website).


                      Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document, with no identifying information in the file.

                      Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email. Follow the following guidelines for USPS submissions: Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page.


                      Deadline

                      Submissions must be postmarked
                      January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

                      Prizes

                      Prizes will be given in two categories:
                      National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter--or choose the appropriate selection in the online submission manager--the category for which you would like to be considered.
                      First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each be published in and receive a free copy of our annual anthology Off Channel, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press, now in its third edition.

                      Entry Fee Information

                      Entry fee is $10 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To submit to both national and regional contests, entry feee is $15 for up to three poems in each contest category, $2 for each additional poem.
                      Send an extra $5.00 for a copy of Off Channel, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists.

                      Methods of Payment

                      Online: PayPal payments on our website; please include the transaction receipt number in the comments box when you submit via online submission manager or in your cover letter, if submitting by snail mail.
                      Or, you may send a check to:

                      Midwest Writing Center
                      Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                      225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
                      Davenport, IA 52801


                      The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.


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                    • crwropps@aol.com
                      Deadline March 31, 2012 The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                      Message 10 of 12 , Mar 15, 2012
                        Deadline March 31, 2012

                        The Midwest Writing Center Announces its 39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                        http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm

                        2012 National Judge: Nate Pritts, author of Sweet Nothing (Lowbrow Press), Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX), and The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon). Editor of literary magazine H_NGM_N and founder of H_NGM_N Books.

                        2012 Regional Judge: Chad Parmenter, author of Bat & Man: A Sonnet Comic Book (Finishing Line Press), with distinguished publications in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, and Black Warrior Review, among many others.

                        Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

                        Friends, relatives and former or current students of judges may not enter. Past or current employees and board members of Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.

                        Contact/Submission Information

                        Electronic submissions are preferred, via our online submission manager (access through the contest website).


                        Submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document, with no identifying information in the file.

                        Submissions sent through the USPS should be sent to the address in this email. Follow the following guidelines for USPS submissions: Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Please note on your cover letter the category for which you would like to be considered. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page.


                        Deadline

                        Submissions must be postmarked
                        January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

                        Prizes

                        Prizes will be given in two categories:
                        National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter--or choose the appropriate selection in the online submission manager--the category for which you would like to be considered.
                        First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and $100; the regional contest winner will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest coordinator. The top 25 finalists will each be published in and receive a free copy of our annual anthology Off Channel, published by the Midwest Writing Center Press, now in its third edition.

                        Entry Fee Information

                        Entry fee is $10 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To submit to both national and regional contests, entry feee is $15 for up to three poems in each contest category, $2 for each additional poem.
                        Send an extra $5.00 for a copy of Off Channel, which will include poems from the winners and top 25 finalists.

                        Methods of Payment

                        Online: PayPal payments on our website; please include the transaction receipt number in the comments box when you submit via online submission manager or in your cover letter, if submitting by snail mail.
                        Or, you may send a check to:

                        Midwest Writing Center
                        Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
                        225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
                        Davenport, IA 52801


                        The Midwest Writing Center is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and follows its contest ethics guidelines.





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