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    The 2009 International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize Download extensive contest guidelines at http://www.knockoutlit.org/rsprize.htm We re also
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      The 2009 International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize

      Download extensive contest guidelines at

      http://www.knockoutlit.org/rsprize.htm

      We're also proud to announce Knockout's new poetry contest, the 2009 International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize, a new poetry contest in honor of poet Reginald Shepherd, who left us on September 10, 2008. For more information on Reginald Shepherd's work, visit his blog at reginaldshepherd.blogspot.com. One of Shepherd's previously unpublished poems will appear in Knockout's second issue, due out December 2008.

      Here is the essential contest information, but DO NOT submit to the contest without reading the entire contest submission guidelines.

      Download guidelines at

      http://www.knockoutlit.org/rsprize.htm


      The contest will be judged by Carl Phillips.

      The entry fee is $12 and all entrants will receive a copy of Knockout with their entrance fee.

      The first-place winner will receive (1) a $300 gift certificate to Powell's Books, (2) publication in a forthcoming issue of Knockout, and (3) five copies of the issue in which their poem appears.

      The second-place winner will receive (1) a $50 gift certificate to Powell's Books, (2) publication in a forthcoming issue of Knockout, and (3) two copies of the issue in which their poem appears.

      The third-place winner will receive (1) a $25 gift certificate to Powell's Books, (2) publication in a forthcoming issue of Knockout, and (3) two copies of the issue in which their poem appears.

      Submissions to the contest will be accepted=2
      0beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2008, and ending Saturday, August 1, 2009.

      Winners will be announced on Knockout's website (knockoutlit.org) by Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

      Submissions must be sent in ONE SINGLE Microsoft Word document file attachment (.doc NOT ..docx format) to 

      <knockoutrsprize(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @) with a cover email including ONLY (1) the contestant's name, (2) postal address, (3) email address, (4) phone number with area code, (5) a numbered list of the titles of poems submitted and (6) proof of payment of the entry fee [EITHER (a) the 16-digit PayPal receipt ID number associated with their entry OR (b) the check number or money order number associated with their entry]. Send submissions to: <knockoutrsprize(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @) 



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