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  • aejos
    Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules DEADLINE March 1, 2013 – postmarked The Spring 2013 Contest Categories
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 18, 2013
      Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest
      http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules
      DEADLINE March 1, 2013 – postmarked

      The Spring 2013 Contest Categories are:

      1) Poet’s Choice.Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.

      2) Free Verse.Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form.

      3) Traditional Verse—Sestina.39 lines, any subject, sestina form.

      4) Theme.In memory of former OPA member Virginia Corrie-Cozart, limit 40 lines, subject—art and/or music, any form.

      5) Members Only.6–12 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member.

      6) New Poets.Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form.

      [Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.]


      Awards:
      Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 4th $20; HMs.

      All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; HMs.

      Judges will be announced on this web page before the deadline for entries.

      Fees:
      OPA Members—Flat rate of $5 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
      Non-members—$4 per poem (limit of one per category).

      Deadline:
      Postmarked3/1/13.

      Mail poems(2 copies each, one with & one without identification) & fee to:
      Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520.

      The Rules

      1. Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in any contest.
      2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
      3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA contest chair Amy Miller immediately via e-mail
      (amymillerediting@...)
      {amymillereditingATgmailDOTcom}
      or by mail (address above) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
      4. Print poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, on copier weight, 8½ x 11 white paper, single-sided, with no photos or decorations. If your poem is longer than one page, staple the pages together. Do not use paper clips or bindings.
      5. Copies: Send two copies of each poem. On the 1st copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email. On the 2nd copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category and line count only.
      6. Members Only category: Make certain your dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact the Membership Chair, Tim Pfau, at tjpfau@.... {tjpauATmsnDOTcom}
      7. New Poets category: On the copy with category, identification, and line count, type and sign the following statement: “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.” (That statement refers to any contest, not just those sponsored by OPA.)
      8. Members of OPA pay a flat rate entry fee of $5 for up to six poems, limit one poem per category. Non-members pay $4 per poem, limit one poem per category.
      9. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate. (Dues must be mailed separately to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Please attach a note to your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.)
      10.Mail your entries by March 1, 2013 (postmark) to Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520. Mail all entries in one envelope (if possible, #10 business size) with proper postage. Please, no registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.
      11.To receive a list of winners, enclose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail address for notification.
      12.Winners will be notified prior to the spring conference, which will be held in April. Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, second, and third place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.


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    • aejos
      Poetry Contest: Oregon Poetry Association Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 1,
      Message 2 of 13 , Feb 27, 2013
        Poetry Contest: Oregon Poetry Association






        Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest


        http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules


        POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 1, 2013


        Categories:

        1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: M. E. Hope.
        2) Free Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Nancy Carol Moody.
        3) Traditional Verse—Sestina: 39 lines, any subject, sestina form. Judge: David Alpaugh.
        4) Theme: In memory of former OPA member Virginia Corrie-Cozart, limit 40 lines, subject—art and/or music, any form. Judge: Carol Frith.
        5) Members Only: 6–12 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: Chris Anderson.
        6) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Patty Wixon.

        [Limit: one entry per category. Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.]





        Awards
        Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 4th $20; HMs.
        All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; HMs.


        Fees
        OPA Members—Flat rate of $5 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
        Non-members—$4 per poem (limit of one per category).


        Deadline
        Postmarked March 1, 2013


        Mail poems (2 copies each, one with & one without identification) & fee to: Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520.



        Spring 2013 Poetry Contest Rules

        1. Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in any contest.
        2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
        3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA contest chair Amy Miller immediately via e-mail (amymillereditingATgmailDOTcom) or by mail (address above and below) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
        4. Print poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, on copier weight, 8½ x 11 white paper, single-sided, with no photos or decorations. If your poem is longer than one page, staple the pages together. Do not use paper clips or bindings.
        5. Copies: Send two copies of each poem. On the 1st copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email. On the 2nd copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category and line count only.
        6. The contest is open to all. You do not need to be a member of OPA or a resident of Oregon to enter.
        7. Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact the Membership Chair, Tim Pfau, at tjpfauATmsnDOTcom.
        8. New Poets category: On the copy with category, identification, and line count, type and sign the following statement: “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.” (That statement refers to any contest, not just those sponsored by OPA.)
        9. Members of OPA pay a flat rate entry fee of $5 for up to six poems, limit one poem per category. Non-members pay $4 per poem, limit one poem per category.
        10. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate. (Dues must be mailed separately to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Please attach a note to your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.)
        11. Mail your entries by March 1, 2013 (postmark) to Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520. Mail all entries in one envelope (if possible, #10 business size) with proper postage. Please, no registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.
        12. To receive a list of winners, enclose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail address for notification.
        13. Winners will be notified prior to the spring conference, which will be held in April. Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, second, and third place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.





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      • aejos
        Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2014 Poetry Contest http://oregonpoets.org/contests/ http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ Online submission link:
        Message 3 of 13 , Jan 14, 2014
          Oregon Poetry Association 
          Spring 2014 Poetry Contest
          http://oregonpoets.org/contests/
          http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/
          Online submission link: https://opa.submittable.com/submit
          Categories
          Limit: one entry per category.
          1) Poet's Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams
          2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart
          3) Traditional Form, Limerick,  5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges
          4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar
          5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Scot Siegel
          6) Experimental Poetry, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Ger Killeen
           (Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.)
           
          Awards
          Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
          All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

          Fees
          OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
          Non-members—Flat rate of $10 for up to five poems (limit of one per category).

          Deadline
          Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2014
           
          Spring 2014 Poetry Contest Rules
          1. Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior cash winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication.
          2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
          3. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
          4. Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.
          5. In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and line count. The contest is judged anonymously; your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. An email address is required for all entries.
          6. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option here in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293).  Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.
          7.  Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair athttp://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.
          8.  You may submit up to six poems, limit one poem per category (up to five poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $10. 
          9.  Winners will be notified prior to OPA’s Spring conference to be held in April in Bend, Oregon. Those unable to attend the conference will receive prizes by mail. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.

        • aejos
          Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2014 Poetry Contest http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ Online
          Message 4 of 13 , Feb 18, 2014

            Oregon Poetry Association 
            Spring 2014 Poetry Contest

            http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/

            Online submissions link: http://opa.submittable.com

            Categories

            Limit: one entry per category.

            1) Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams

            2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart

            3) Traditional Form, Limerick,  5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges

            4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar

            5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Scot Siegel

            6) Experimental Poetry, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Ger Killeen

            (Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.)

             

            Awards

            Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.

            All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

            Fees

            OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).

            Non-members—Flat rate of $10 for up to five poems (limit of one per category).

            Deadline

            Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2014

             

            Spring 2014 Poetry Contest Rules

            1.     Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior cash winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication.

            2.     You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).

            3.     Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair or by mail (address below) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.

            4.     Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.

            5.     In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and line count. The contest is judged anonymously; your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. Online submissions at http://OPA.submittable.com are preferred. If unable to submit online, mail your entries by March 1, 2014 (postmark) to OPA, Contest Entries,  P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. No registered or certified mail, please. Keep copies; entries will not be returned. Mailed entries must include a cover sheet with the poet’s name, contact information, and a list of titles. An email address is required for all entries.

            6.     If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293).  Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.

            7.     Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair athttp://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.

            8.     You may submit up to six poems, limit one poem per category (up to five poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $10.

            9.  Winners will be notified prior to OPA’s Spring conference to be held in April in Bend, Oregon. Those unable to attend the conference will receive prizes by mail. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.

          • aejos
            ll trying to figure out how this works. Thank you! The Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2015 poetry contest is open for entries. The deadline is March 1, 2015.
            Message 5 of 13 , Jan 14, 2015
              ll trying to figure out how this works. Thank you!

              The Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2015 poetry contest is open for entries.
               
              The deadline is March 1, 2015.
               
              Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, Dueling Judges, Traditional Form (Ghazal), New Poets, Themed: Endings, Experimental Poetry.
               
              Entries can be made online at http://opa.submittable.com or by mail.
               
              Good luck!
               
            • aejos
              Oregon Poetry Association Contest September 15, 2015 deadline Multiple categories Guidelines and entry procedures at https://opa.submittable.com/submit
              Message 6 of 13 , Jul 16, 2015
                Oregon Poetry Association Contest
                September 15, 2015 deadline
                 
                Multiple categories
                 
                Guidelines and entry procedures at
                 
              • aejos
                Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2016 Poetry Contest Entry link: https://opa.submittable.com/submit https://opa.submittable.com/submit Deadline: March 1, 2016
                Message 7 of 13 , Feb 19, 2016

                  Oregon Poetry Association 
                  Spring 2016 Poetry Contest

                  Entry link:

                  https://opa.submittable.com/submit


                  Deadline: March 1, 2016

                  Limit: one entry per category.
                  Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.
                  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers

                  Categories

                  1) Poet's Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Vince Wixon

                  2) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Don Colburn

                  3) Dueling Judges, free verse, any subject, limit 40 lines. Judges: Jeff Whitney, Bette Husted

                  4) Traditional Form, Haiku, Judge: Margaret Chula *

                  5) New Poets, any form, any subject, limit 30 lines. Judge: Emily Pittman Newberry **

                  6) Themed: Ancestry, limit 40 lines. Judge: Elizabeth Woody

                  7) Experimental Poetry, limit 40 lines. Judge: Lisa Ciccarello

                  * A haiku is a short poem that uses images and allusions to convey the essence of an experience of nature. English-language haiku are written in three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables and do not follow the strict 5-7-5 syllable count of Japanese haiku. Haiku is not a sentence broken down into three lines. A satisfying haiku includes a shift at the end of the first or second line—a contrast that surprises the reader. For example: white peony / carrying moonlight / into the house, where the shift is after the first line. Since haiku express a moment in time, please write them in present tense. Be sure to include a seasonal word (ex. winter, snow, Christmas, mistletoe, mittens).

                  ** For the purposes of this contest, new poets are individuals who have never received any kind of award (first, second or third place, or a cash prize) for a poem.

                   

                  Awards

                  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.

                  All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

                  * All winners will be invited to read at one of multiple OPA-sponsored readings set up throughout the state. Event locations and dates are currently TBA.


                  Entry Fee

                  OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to seven poems (limit of one poem per category).

                  Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to six poems (limit of one per category).

                  Deadline: Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2016

                   

                  Spring 2016 Poetry Contest Rules

                  1.     Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.

                  2.     You may enter one poem in each category, a different poem in each, without duplication.

                  3.     Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair or by mail (address below) to withdraw your poem.

                  4.     Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, New Times Roman or another standard typeface, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.

                  5.     Online submissions at http://OPA.submittable.com are preferred. The submission title is optional. In the comments field, please include your bio (third person, 100 words or less). In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and your poem’s line count. Your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document.

                  6.     If unable to submit online, please submit two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact information and one without. On both copies, indicate category and your poem’s line count in the upper-right corner. Please submit your unfolded poems in a 9x12 envelope. Mail your entries by March 1, 2016 (postmark) to OPA, Contest Entries,  P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Entries will not be returned. Mailed entries must include a cover sheet with the poet’s name, contact information, a list of titles, and a check to cover your entry fee payable to Oregon Poetry Association. An email address is required for all entries. No registered or certified mail, please.

                  7.     If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293).  Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.

                  8.     Poems may not be edited and re-submitted; your submission is final.

                  9.     Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. (If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label.) For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.

                  10.    You may submit up to seven poems, limited to one poem per category (up to six poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $15. 

                  11.    Winners will be notified after May 1, 2016. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems will be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author after publication. OPA reserves the right to use prize-winning poems on the OPA website, on membership forms, etc.

                  12.     Submissions not conforming to these rules will be disqualified.


                • aejos
                  Subject: poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ Deadline:
                  Message 8 of 13 , Sep 19, 2016

                    Subject: poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association

                    Oregon Poetry Association 
                    Fall 2016 Poetry Contest
                    Deadline: October 15, 2016
                    Limit: one entry per category.
                    Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.
                    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
                    Categories
                    1) Poet's Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Scot Siegel
                    2) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Must be member in good standing, see below.Judge: Kelly Eastlund
                    3) Open Form, limit 40 lines. Allows poets to do nearly anything that can be done with language -- the poet has more options with this kind of poetry. Open forms have rhythm, music, and even some rhyme, but the poet keeps those aspects changing and changeable throughout the poem.  Judge: Austin Gray
                    4) Traditional Form, Pantoum, limit 40 lines. Composed of a series of quatrains; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated as the first and third lines of the next. This pattern continues for any number of stanzas, except for the final stanza, in which the first line of the poem is the last line of the final stanza, and the third line of the first stanza is the second of the final. See exampleshere and hereJudge: Cecilia Hagen
                    5) New Poets, any form, any subject, limit 30 lines. New poets are individuals who have never received any kind of award (first, second or third place, or a cash prize) for a poem.  Judge: Quinton Hallett
                    6) Themed Narrative, limit 40 lines. Tell a story, true or imagined. Judge: Laura LeHew
                    7) Oregon/Pacific Northwest, limit 40 lines. What turns you on about writing about our region?Judge: Rodger Moody
                     
                    Awards
                    Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
                    All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
                    Entry Fee
                    OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to seven poems (limit of one poem per category).
                    Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to six poems (limit of one per category).
                    Deadline: Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on October 15, 2016
                    Read rules and enter at

                  • CRWROPPS LIST
                    Subject: poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2017 Poetry Contest Deadline: March 1, 2017 Submissions open: February 1,
                    Message 9 of 13 , Jan 29

                      Subject: poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association

                      Oregon Poetry Association 
                      Spring 2017 Poetry Contest
                      Deadline: March 1, 2017
                      Submissions open: February 1, 2017
                      Limit: one entry per category.
                      Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.
                      1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
                      Categories
                      1) Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Carolyne Wright (Screener) Ellen Bass (Final Judge)
                      2) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Must be member in good standing, see below. Judge: Barbara La Morticella
                      3) Open Form, limit 40 lines. Allows poets to do nearly anything that can be done with language — the poet has more options with this kind of poetry. Open forms have rhythm, music, and even some rhyme, but the poet keeps those aspects changing and changeable throughout the poem.  Judge: Mike Maggio
                      4) Traditional Form, Literary Ballad, limit 40 lines. Write a literary ballad incorporating some traditional elements. Some modern examples: “The Burglar Of Babylon,” by Elizabeth Bishops;”As I Walked Out One Evening” W.H. Auden;”Ballad Of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall. Judge: Barbara Drake
                      5) New Poets, any form, any subject, limit 30 lines. New poets are individuals who have never received any kind of award (first, second or third place, or a cash prize) for a poem.  Judge: Sheila Black
                      6) Themed Narrative, limit 40 lines. Tell a story, true or imagined. Judge: Robert Hill Long
                      7) Oregon/Pacific Northwest, limit 40 lines. What turns you on about writing about our region? Judge: Charles Goodrich
                      Awards
                      Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
                      All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
                      Entry Fee
                      OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to seven poems (limit of one poem per category).
                      Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to six poems (limit of one per category).
                      Deadline: Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2017
                       
                      Spring 2017 Poetry Contest Rules
                      1. Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
                      2. You may enter one poem in each category, a different poem in each, without duplication.
                      3. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair or by mail (address below) to withdraw your poem.
                      4. Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, New Times Roman or another standard typeface, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.
                      5. Online submissions at http://OPA.submittable.com are preferred. The submission title is optional. In the comments field, please include your bio (third person, 100 words or less). In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and your poem’s line count. Your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. Please use doc or docx format.
                      6. If unable to submit online, please submit two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact information and one without. On both copies, indicate category and your poem’s line count in the upper-right corner. Please submit your unfolded poems in a 9×12 envelope. Mail your entries by March 1, 2017 (postmark) to: OPA, Contest Entries, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Entries will not be returned. Mailed entries must include a cover sheet with the poet’s name, contact information, a list of titles, and a check to cover your entry fee payable to Oregon Poetry Association. An email address is required for all entries. No registered or certified mail, please.
                      7. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293). Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.
                      8. Poems may not be edited and re-submitted; your submission is final.
                      9. Members Only category: Watch for a postcard from OPA in February. It will notify you whether your membership is current, or needs to be renewed. For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.
                      10. You may submit up to seven poems, limited to one poem per category (up to six poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $15.
                      11.  Winners will be notified in April 2017. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems will be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author after publication. OPA reserves the right to use prize-winning poems on the OPA website, on membership forms, etc.
                      12.   Submissions not conforming to these rules will be disqualified.

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                      Subject: Poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association The Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2017 contest is now open for entries, and we have some wonderful judges.
                      Message 10 of 13 , Aug 7


                        Subject: Poetry contest: Oregon Poetry Association

                        The Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2017 contest is now open for entries, and we have some wonderful judges. Cash prizes; first-, second-, and third-places winners will be published on OPA’s website and in our annual anthology; and it’s a great way to support the Oregon Poetry Association’s work in the Northwest poetry community. Poets living anywhere (not just Oregon) are eligible to enter.

                        Deadline: September 1, 2017.

                        Prizes:
                        Poet’s Choice — 1st place $100; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $30; 3 HMs.
                        All other categories — 1st place $50; 2nd place $30; 3rd place $20; 3 HMs.
                        All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poems will be published on the OPA website and in the annual anthology of prizewinners, Verseweavers.

                        Categories:
                        1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Joe Wilkins.
                        2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: Pepper Trail.
                        3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. Open to poets who have never received any kind of award (first, second or third place, or a cash prize) for a poem. Judge: Lisa Allen Ortiz.
                        4) Traditional Form—Villanelle: Traditionally 19 lines (but modern variations are welcome), any subject. Judge: Judith Montgomery.
                        5) Theme—Current Events: Limit 40 lines, any form, on the subject of “current events.” Judge: Shaindel Beers.  

                        Entry Fee:
                        OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).
                        Non-members— Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).

                        To view complete guidelines or enter, go to: 
                        https://opa.submittable.com/submit
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                        There’s one more week to enter the Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2017 contest! Cash prizes, stellar judges, and first-, second-, and third-places winners
                        Message 11 of 13 , Aug 25

                          There’s one more week to enter the Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2017 contest! 

                          Cash prizes, stellar judges, and first-, second-, and third-places winners will be published on OPA’s website and in our annual anthology. Poets living anywhere (not just Oregon) are eligible to enter.

                          Deadline: September 1, 2017.

                          Prizes:
                          Poet’s Choice — 1st place $100; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $30; 3 HMs.
                          All other categories — 1st place $50; 2nd place $30; 3rd place $20; 3 HMs.
                          All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poems will be published on the OPA website and in the annual anthology of prizewinners, Verseweavers.

                          Categories:
                          1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Joe Wilkins.
                          2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: Pepper Trail.
                          3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. Open to poets who have never received any kind of award (first, second or third place, or a cash prize) for a poem. Judge: Lisa Allen Ortiz.
                          4) Traditional Form—Villanelle: Traditionally 19 lines (but modern variations are welcome), any subject. Judge: Judith Montgomery.
                          5) Theme—Current Events: Limit 40 lines, any form, on the subject of “current events.” Judge: Shaindel Beers.  

                          Entry Fee:
                          OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).
                          Non-members— Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).

                          To view complete guidelines or enter, go to: 
                          https://opa.submittable.com/submit


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