poetry contest: String Poet
- 2011 String Poet Prize
We are currently accepting submissions for the first annual String Poet
The theme for submissions is “The Seasons.” This can be broadly
As the name implies, String Poet seeks lyric poems that resound with
musicality. We seek free and even experimental verse, as long as the
poetry echos with sound, rhythm, and fresh, sonorous language. Formal
poems that pulse with music and explore the tension between rhyme/meter
and unconventional or ground-breaking subject matter both intrigue and
delight us. We want poetry of great and mighty sound.
2011 Contest Guidelines: Up to 30 lines per poem; all forms accepted
and encouraged. First prize is $150.00. Winning poem will be performed
with original music, and published in our online journal. Fees: $10.00
for up to 3 poems, $15.00 for up to 5 poems. Final judge TBA.
Hard copy submissions currently accepted, with payment by check, at the
following address. Entries must be postmarked on or before February
String Poet Prize c/o Long Island Violin Shop
8 Elm Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Checks payable to “L.I.V.S.”. Entry fees from outside the United States
must be paid by a check drawn on a U.S. Bank.
Author’s name, address, and contact information (phone and/or email
address) typed (preferred) or printed neatly on the BACK of each
submitted page. Enclose a SASE if you would like to be notified of the
contest results. Entries cannot be returned, and will be recycled.
Full contest guidelines at http://www.stringpoet.com