poetry contest: dirtcakes
- In the spirit of poetry, a literary form reliant upon
small gestures of language
small spaces of silence —
In solidarity with the people of St. Lucia,
a small Caribbean Island still reeling from Hurricane Tomas —
dirtcakes announces the First Annual Poetry Benefit Contest open to all
We invite poetry that celebrates the small, the individual, the
Contest winner will receive $100 and publication in an upcoming issue
Winner will be announced on April 5, 2011 during a dirtcakes-sponsored
Evening of Poetry and Music, one of the National Poetry Month events
scheduled at Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Poet Lynne Thompson will read the winning poem.
All funds received will be donated to the St. Lucia Red Cross.
Entry fee: $10
Entries must be received by March 21, 2011, 5 p.m. PST. An entry
consists of a poem(s) up to 3 pages. Multiple entries are acceptable.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Provide a cover letter with poet’s name, contact information, and
Poems should appear on a separate page(s) without poet’s name.
Send cover letter and poetry to <dirtcakespoetry(at)gmail.com> (replace
(at) with @ in sending e-mail). Subject line: Contest Entry.
Click on link at
to submit your entry fee. Sorry, no submission will be considered
without entry fee.
If you don’t have a PayPal account, you may use your credit card at
this same link.