poetry contest (regional): Poetry Center of Chicago
- The Poetry Center of Chicago
14th Annual Juried Reading and Awards
E. Ethelbert Miller , Final Judge
Postmark deadline: Friday, January 25, 2008
First prize: $1,500; Second prize: $500; third prize, $250; five finalists
The Poetry Center invites regional poets to submit their unpublished work for
consideration in the 14th Annual Juried Reading. Eight finalists will have
their poetry published in a chapbook by Dancing Girl Press as well as on the
Poetry Center website, and all eight poets will be invited to read at an award
ceremony at the Harold Washington Library Center at 3:30 pm on Saturday, April
The Juried Reading is open to all poets residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,
South Dakota and Wisconsin. Poets may be unpublished or have published no
more than one full-length book of poetry. All submissions are blind; the jury and
the judge will have no access to identifying information about the submitting
To submit, mail:
A cover sheet including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and
titles of poems submitted.
Four copies of a packet, independently stapled, of no more than five
single-sided, typed pages of unpublished poetry. There is no restriction on the number
of poems per page, but the packet should not exceed five pages. Your name
should not appear on any of the pages containing poems.
$15 jury fee, check or money order made payable to “The Poetry Center.” The
contest is free for Poetry Center members.
Poems will be accepted by US mail only. Send poems to: 14th Annual Juried
Reading, The Poetry Center of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.
E-mail and fax submissions will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
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