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  • aejos
    Split This Rock 2011 Poetry Contest $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation and witness Reading Fee of $25 Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival -
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 26, 2010
      Split This Rock 2011 Poetry Contest

      $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation and witness
      Reading Fee of $25 Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival - Washington, DC

      Jan Beatty, Judge

      Submission Guidelines:

      Send up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any style, in the spirit of Split This Rock (see below). Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2010



      Include one cover page containing your name, address, phone number, email, and the titles of your poems. This is the only part of the submission that should contain your name.



      Enclose a check or money order for $25 (made out to "Split This Rock") to:



      Split This Rock Poetry Contest

      1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600

      Washington, DC 20036


      Simultaneous submissions OK, but please notify us immediately if the poem is accepted elsewhere. For more information, <info(at)splitthisrock.org> (replace (at) with @), www.SplitThisRock.org.



      Prizes:

      First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winners will receive free festival registration, and the 1st-place winner will be invited to read the winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2012. Winning poems will be published on www.SplitThisRock.org.

      Reading fee of $25 supports Split This Rock Poetry Festival.



      Details:

      Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons.



      Judge Jan Beatty's new book, Red Sugar, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in Spring, 2008. Other books include Boneshaker and Mad River, winner of the 1994 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Beatty's poetry has appeared in Quarterly West, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Court Green, and in anthologies published by Oxford University Press, University of Illinois Press, and University of Iowa Press. Awards include the Creative Achievement Award in Literature from the Heinz Foundation, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For the past thirteen years, she has hosted and produced Prosody, a public radio show on NPR-affiliate WYEP-FM featuring the work of national writers. Beatty directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the MFA program.
    • AllisonJ
      Split This Rock Poetry Contest Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2012 http://www.splitthisrock.org/contests.html $1,000
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 11, 2011
        Split This Rock Poetry Contest
        Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival
        Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2012
        http://www.splitthisrock.org/contests.html

        $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation & witness
        Naomi Shihab Nye, Judge

        Prizes: First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems will be published on www.SplitThisRock.org, winners receive free festival registration and the 1st-place winner is invited to read winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2012.

        Deadline: November 1, 2011 (postmark)
        Reading Fee: $20 – Reduced Recession Rate!

        Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons.

        Submission guidelines:
        ● Send up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any style, in the spirit of Split This Rock (see above). Postmark deadline: November 1, 2011
        ● Include one cover page containing your name, address, phone number, email, and titles of your poems. This is the only part of the submission which should contain your name.
        ● Enclose a check or money order for $20 (made out to "Split This Rock") to:
        Split This Rock Poetry Contest
        1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
        Washington, DC 20036

        Simultaneous submissions OK, but please notify us immediately if the poem is accepted elsewhere. For more information, info(at)splitthisrock.org, www.SplitThisRock.org

        Naomi Shihab Nye will be featured at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. She is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase, Words Under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours (a best-selling poetry book of 2006). She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, and numerous honors for her children's literature, including two Jane Addams Children's Book Awards. In 2010 she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.
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