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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 1 of 12 , Apr 1, 2010
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      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 2 of 12 , Mar 1, 2011
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        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 3 of 12 , Mar 27, 2011
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          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 4 of 12 , Jan 18, 2012
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            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 5 of 12 , Feb 21 11:17 AM
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              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 6 of 12 , Mar 15, 2012
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                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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