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4896Fwd: poetry contest: Split This Rock

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  • Barbara Jane Reyes
    Nov 11, 2009
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      Split This Rock 2010 Poetry Contest

      Benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival - Washington, DC, March 10-13, 2010
      $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation & witness
      Chris Abani, Judge
      Deadline: January 4, 2010

      Prizes: First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems
      will be published on www.SplitThisRock.org, winners will receive free
      festival registration, and the 1st-place winner will be invited to
      read winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2010.

      Deadline: January 4, 2010 (postmark)
      Reading Fee: $25, which supports Split This Rock Poetry Festival

      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

      Split This Rock subscribes to the Council of Literary Magazines and
      Presses Contest Code of Ethics.

      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      Send up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any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: January 4, 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 which 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>, www.SplitThisRock.org

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