quarterly poetry contest: Poetry Northwest
- Poetry Northwest Introduces The Pitch
Seattle, WA –May 20, 2010— Poetry Northwest introduces the quarterly poetry competition The Pitch. Each round features a writing prompt drawn up by a notable writer and work submitted must adhere to the specifications outlined in the prompt.
Pitch #1, Find Direction Out, features a prompt by Seattle poet Rebecca Hoogs. Among her many engagements and achievements as a writer, Rebecca Hoogs is the curator of Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series and the author of the chapbook, Grenade.
Work can be submitted via email as a Word.doc or pdf attachment to (replace (at) with @) <thepitch(at)poetrynw.org>(only these formats can be accepted) and include in the email message your name, address, phone number, and month/year of birth. One entry per person. Please include your legal name in the email address, even if you wish to be represented on our site by a pseudonym. Full rules can be found on poetrynw.org.
Two finalists will be selected by the editorial staff for a public vote. The finalists will appear on
poetrynw.org at the end of the quarter for which their pitch submission is received: for spring and summer, September 15; for fall, December 15; for winter, March 15. Voting will last three weeks. The winner will be published on the site in perpetuity, and will receive a one-year subscription to Poetry Northwest.
Poetry Northwest is distributed by Ingram and Small Changes and is available by subscription or individual purchase at newsstands and bookstores around the country. See website for more information.
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