Fwd: poetry contest: CA State Poetry Society
- California State Poetry Society
deadline FOR ANNUAL CONTEST
EXTENDED TO July 15, 2008.
Send entries between March 1- July 15, 2008 to:
Maura Harvey, CSPS Annual Chair,
P.O. Box 2672, Del Mar, CA 92014.
Eligibility: Open to all poets in the United States.
Prizes: 1st--$100; 2nd--$50; 3rd--$25. Ten Honorable Mentions.
Judge: Judging by one or more independent professional poet(s).
SASEs: Please include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope)
if you wish to receive the list of winning poems. You will not
otherwise hear from the contest judge unless you include a SASE.
Fee: $3.00 per poem entered. Check or money order in US funds
only, made payable to CSPS. NO LIMIT on number of entries. Note:
If a poem does not meet qualifications as listed below, fee(s) will not
be returned but the poem will be submitted of consideration for
publication in the California Quarterly (CQ).
Publication in CQ: All entries will be considered after the contest
for publication in CQ. You will not hear from us unless your poem
has been accepted by CQ for publication. The first through third
place winners are guaranteed publication in CQ.
Rules: ++ Any form any theme, 50 line limit per poem.
++ Single space, one page only, 8 1/2x11 inch, white paper only,
one side of paper only. No paper clips, folding of poems
individually, or staples.++ Two copies of each poem; one with
name and address in upper left corner, and one without for
++ Poems must be original and unpublished, in English,
not awarded a monetary prize, and not illustrated.
++ Give us a chance with your poems until October 15, 2008,
after that feel free to submit to other contests, or for publication
elsewhere unless your poem was accepted by us. Keep copies
of your entries; poems will not be returned after judging and
after consideration for publication in CQ.
++ Decisions of judges are final. Winners will be notified
by mail with prizes enclosed by July 15, 2008. For a winner's
list send SASE.
++ In addition to prizes, copy of CQ will be included upon