poetry contest (no fee): Presence
- 2009-2010 Poetry Contest
Deadline May 15, 2009
**Due to e-mail failure, if you submitted a poem between March 18 - April 1, please resubmit your poem**
Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction announces its fifth annual juried poetry contest.
The grand prize winner will be awarded a USD$100.00 USD cash prize. Three runners-up will receive USD$75.00 each.
The top four selections will be published in the September, December, March, and June issues of Presence respectively. A number of honorable mentions will also be featured in future Spiritual Directors International publications including Connections, Membership Moments and Listen.
Anyone may enter. However here are a few essential criteria to follow.
• Only one poem per person is allowed.
• Poems may be no longer than 30 lines.
• Only previously unpublished poetry can be entered.
• Poems may not be submitted to other publications until after the results of the Presence Poetry Contest are announced.
• Poems chosen for publication in Presence may not be submitted to other publications until after publication in Presence.
• Poems should pertain to a spiritual theme or should relate to spiritual direction.
• All poems must be submitted by e-mail, as an attachment, preferably in MS Word form.
e “Presence Poetry Contest” in the subject line.
• DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN THE ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN
o THE POEM TITLE
o THE POEM ITSELF
o DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE ATTACHMENT
The poems will be judged anonymously by a three judge panel.
Include all of the following information in the body of the e-mail submission:
• Name of Poet
• Name of Poem
• Mailing address (including country)
• E-mail address
ALL POEMS SUBMITTED WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED. HOWEVER ONLY SUBMISSIONS WHICH CONFORM STRICTLY TO THE CRITERIA ABOVE WILL BE JUDGED.
Okay, this last part is the most important:
E-mail your poem to <poetrycontest(at)sdiworld.org> (replace (at) with @)
If you send them to any other e-mail, there is no guarantee that they will be entered into the contest. Good luck!
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