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14881Announcing the 17th Annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest

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  • Rick Lupert
    Jul 15, 2014
      The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest
      .Poetry Super Highway

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      Announcing the 2014 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest
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      s p o n s o r e d b y

      Ain't Got No Press • Alan Britt & Silvia Scheibli • Alexandra van de Kamp • Amber Decker • Amelie Frank • Ashira Malka • Blue Lyra Review • Books & Shovels • Clint Hirschfield • Corey Mesler • Curtis R. Smith • David C. Kopaska-Merkel • David Herrle • Diana Raab • Donna Pecore • Douglas Richardson • Ellaraine Lockie • Ink Publications • Janet McCann • Jean Colonomos • Jerry Garcia • June Melby • Kaye Abikhaled • Ken Head • Larry Bubar • "Laughing" Larry Berger • Lone Stars Magazine • Magdalena Ball • Muddy River Poetry Review & Muddy River Books • Nancy Scott • Neil Meili • Nevillehiatt.com • New Downtown Brokerage • Nostrovia! Poetry • Peggy Dobreer • Rolland Vasin • Science Fiction Poetry Association • Squircle Line Press • Stanley H. Barkan-Cross-Cultural Communications • Sugartown Publishing • Susana H. Case • Sybaritic Press • The New Short Fiction Series • The Ontario Poetry Society • The Pedestrian Press • The SRO Poet • Voices Israel • William Doreski • Winning Writers • Wyatt Underwood • Zombie Logic Press

      It's our seventeenth annual Poetry Contest featuring cash prizes and 51 sponsors who've donated 232 additional prizes.  Last year we were able to send every contest entrant a prize for participating and we're hoping to do the same this year. (Click here for information on sponsoring this year's contest.)

      Read below for all the Entry Guidelines, The Complete Prize List, The Judges, and the 2014 Contest Calendar.

      Entry Guidelines | Prizes | Meet Your Judges | Contest Calendar


      _________________
      Entry Guidelines _________________

      • The Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest Is open to all human beings on planet Earth. (except for the three judges)

      • Enter as many poems as you like.

      • Poems may be of any style, length, or subject matter.

      • This contest is separate from weekly Poet of the Week consideration though submissions for Poet of the week consideration must be separate from Contest Submissions and the same poems may not be submitted for both.

      • There is a One Dollar Per Poem (US Funds Only) entry fee.

      • Poems are sent to the three contest judges with your name removed. The judges score each poem from 0-5 using quarter point intervals. (0, .25, .5, .75, 1, 1.25, 1.5, etc...)

      • Poems are sent to judges only after you fill out the Contest Entry Form and we have received your payment.

      There are three easy steps to entering the contest:

      STEP 1FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM
      STEP 2E-MAIL YOUR POEMS
      Guidelines on how and where to email poems will be
      displayed once you submit the contest entry form.
      STEP 3PAY THE ENTRY FEE
      Guidelines on how and where to submit your $1 per poem entry
      fee will be displayed once you submit the contest entry form.


      Click here to go to the entry form.



      ____________________ Deadlines Etcetera ____________________
      • Deadline for postmarking entry fees (or paying them via PayPal) is Saturday, October 4, 2014.

      • Regardless of when you postmark, your entry fees must be received by Wednesday, October 8, so if you're mailing your entry fee, please account for the amount of time it will take for your it to travel between your home and Los Angeles.

      • This is a not for profit contest. All of the collected entry fees will be divided between the top three scoring poems (minus postage for mailing out additional prizes. See Prize List below)

      • Once your entry fee is received, your poems will be sent with your name removed to the three judges who will score them 0 - 5 (5 being best).

      • Your poems will not be forwarded to the judges until your entry fee is received.

      • If you have any questions or need any of the contest details clarified, please e-mail Contest@...



      _________________________ Prizes _________________________

      First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH

      Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

      Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

      In addition, thanks to sponsor Rolland Vasin, an additional $250 will be added to the entry fees collected and divided with the above percentages among the top three scoring poets.

      Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of interest to poets and writers.

      The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.

      Our goal is to be able to send every single person who enters the contest something.

      If you're interested in becoming a sponsor to this years contest in exchange for promotional consideration, please click HERE for the details.


      Additional Prizes:

      Ain't Got No Press
      http://poetrysuperhighway.com/
      1 copy of the book “The Gettysburg Undress” by Rick Lupert

      Alan Britt & Silvia Scheibli
      2 copies of the book “Parabola Dreams: Poems” by Silvia Scheibli & Alan Britt

      Alexandra van de Kamp
      http://alexandravandekamp.blogspot.com/
      2 copies of the book “The Park of Upside-Down Chairs” y Alexandra van de Kamp

      Amber Decker
      http://roughverse.wordpress.com/
      2 copies of the book “True North” by Amber Decker
      1 copy of the anthology “Journey to Crone” from Chuffed Buff Books

      Amelie Frank
      5 copies of the book “Percy, Bob & Assenpoop” by Elliott Baker
      5 copies of the book “In the Strongest Light” by Terry Zacuto

      Ashira Malka
      http://2CPoetry.com/
      100 poetry packs with poem-stickers and/or cards written and designed by Ashira Malka

      Blue Lyra Review
      http://bluelyrareview.com/
      2 copies of the anthology “Blue Lyra Review”

      Books & Shovels
      http://www.undegroundbooksandshovels.wordpress.com/
      1 copy of the book “No Photo Shopping the Sun” by Mad Hatter

      Clint Hirschfield
      1 copy of the book “The Pendle War Poetry Competition 2013 Anthology”

      Corey Mesler
      http://www.coreymesler.wordpress.com/
      1 Signed copy of the book “The Catastrophe of my Personality” by Corey Mesler

      Curtis R. Smith
      http://www.confessionsbycurtis.com/
      2 copies of the book “I, Poetic Confessions, II” by Curtis R. Smith

      David C. Kopaska-Merkel
      http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/
      1 one-year (3 issue) subscription to “Dreams & Nightmares, the magazine of fantastic poetry.” The subscription will include issue #100 (January, 2015).

      David Herrle
      http://www.subtletea.com/
      1 copy of the book “Sharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy” by David Herrle

      Diana Raab
      http://www.dianaraab.com/
      2 copies of the book “Lust: Poems” by Diana Raab
      3 copies of the book “Listening to Africa: Poems” by Diana Raab
      3 copies of the book, “Writers on the Edge: An Anthology” by Diana Raab (editor)

      Donna Pecore
      https://www.facebook.com/BindleStickPoetry
      1 copy of the book “Bindle Stick” by Donna Pecore

      Douglas Richardson
      https://www.kirkusreviews.com/author/douglas-richardson/
      1 copy of the book “The Book of Good Dreams” by Douglas Richardson

      Ellaraine Lockie
      1 copy of the book “Coffee House Confessions” by Ellaraine Lockie

      Ink Publications
      http://www.inkpublications.com/
      1 copy of the book “Juggling Fire, Blindfolded” by Eric Evans

      Janet McCann
      2 copies of the book “The Crone at the Casino” by Janet McCann
      1 copy of the book “Emily's Dress” by Janet McCann

      Jean Colonomos
      1 copy of the book “Nothing in New England is New” by Rick Lupert
      1 copy of the book “Art Farm” by Jean Colonomos

      Jerry Garcia
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedFilterImages/RedFilterImages
      3 8x10 photographs from Jerry Garcia's Etsy Collection “Black & White and Desaturated Photographs”

      June Melby
      http://junemelby.com/
      1 copy of the memoir “My Family and Other Hazards” by June Melby

      Kaye Abikhaled
      1 copy of the book “Childhood in the Third Reich: World War II and its aftermath” by Kaye Voigt Abikhaled
      1 copy of the book “Club des Po?tes - poems about Paris and surroundings” by Kaye Voigt Abikhaled
      1 copy of the book “Lyrics of Lebanon - poetry about Beirut, family relationships” by Kaye Voigt Abikhaled

      Ken Head
      http://www.kenhead.co.uk/
      3 copies of the book “Prospero's Bow” by Ken Head

      Larry Bubar
      1 copy of the book “Life Isn’t Always a Bed of Roses” by Larry O. Bubar

      “Laughing” Larry Berger
      2 copies of the book “Entitlement Instant Poetry Just add words volume 2” by Lawrence Berger

      Lone Stars Magazine
      http://www.lonestarsmagazine.net/
      1 copy of a past issue of “Lone Stars Poetry Magazine”

      Magdalena Ball
      http://www.magdalenaball.com/
      5 electronic copies of the book “Repulsion Thrust” by Magdalena Ball

      Muddy River Poetry Review & Muddy River Books
      2 books reviewed by Zvi A Sesling this year

      Nancy Scott
      http://www.nancyscott.net/
      2 copies of the book “Down to the Quick” by Nancy Scott

      Neil Meili
      2 copies of an author selected chapbook by Neil Meili

      Nevillehiatt.com
      http://nevillehiatt.com/
      1 set of the matching hand numbered books “The Bard from Ballarat Volume one” and “The Bard from Ballarat Volume two” both by Neville Hiatt

      New Downtown Brokerage
      1 copy of the book “The Inferno of Dante” by Robert Pinsky
      1 copy of the book “Tales from Ovid” by Ted Hughes

      Nostrovia! Poetry
      http://www.nostroviatowriting.com/
      1 copy of the book “The Smell of St. Joan's Flesh” by Dreamer

      Peggy Dobreer
      http://www.peggydobreer.com/
      1 copy of the book “Little Captures” by Peggy Dobreer

      Rolland Vasin
      $250 added to the prize pool divided amongst the top three scoring poets.

      Science Fiction Poetry Association
      http://sfpoetry.com/starline.html
      2 one-year .pdf subscriptions to Star*Line

      Squircle Line Press
      http://squirclelinepress.org/
      1 gift set (worth $25) of “Shakespeare's 450th Anniversary” commemorative postcard magnets
      1 copy of the book “Singular Acts of Endearment” by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

      Stanley H. Barkan-Cross-Cultural Communications
      http://www.cross-culturalcommunications.com/
      1 copy of the book “Raisins with Almonds / P?ssuli cu m?nnuli” by Stanley H. Barkan (bilingual: translated into Sicilian by Marco Scalabrino)

      Sugartown Publishing
      http://sugartownpublishing.com/
      1 book of the contest winner's choice from Sugartown Publishing's catalog of poetry publications.

      Susana H. Case
      http://Iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/
      1 copy of the book “Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips” by Susana H. Case

      Sybaritic Press
      http://www.sybpress.com/
      2 copies of the book “Near Kin: Words and Art Inspired by Octavia E. Butler”, edited by Marie Lecrivain
      1 copy of the book “From the Mundane to the Magical Poetic Moments” by Lita Luise Chappell
      1 copy of the book “Book of the Unnamed Midwife” by Meghan Elison
      2 copies of the book “Alternate Lanes: An Anthology of Travel Using Alternate Transportation in the City of Angels” edited by Marie Lecrivain
      2 copies of the book “Love Poems... Yes... REALLY... Love Poems” by Marie Lecrivain

      The New Short Fiction Series
      http://www.newshortfictionseries.com/
      2 tickets to any 2014 performance of The New Short Fiction Series at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, California ($20 value)

      The Ontario Poetry Society
      http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/
      2 copies of the book “Encompass 111 Series Poetry Anthology” edited by by Fran Figge

      The Pedestrian Press
      http://thebicyclereview.net/
      2 books of the entrants choice from any title in the Pedestrian Press Catalog

      The SRO Poet
      http://joerussia3.wix.com/thenewsfactory
      2 copies of the book “The News Factory” by Matthew Abuelo

      Voices Israel
      http://www.voicesisrael.com/
      2 copies of the “Voices Israel” poetry anthology

      William Doreski
      http://williamdoreski.blogspot.com/
      2 copies of the book “The Suburbs of Atlantis” by William Doreski

      Winning Writers
      http://winningwriters.com/
      2 signed copies of the book “Swallow” by Jendi Reiter

      Wyatt Underwood
      http://www.guwe.org/wyatt
      1 copy of the book “Love in Interesting Times” by Wyatt Underwood
      1 copy of the book “Under the Influence” by Wyatt Underwood

      Zombie Logic Press
      http://www.zombielogicpress.com/
      1 copy of the book “Detached Retinas” by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
      1 copy of the book “Flesh Wounds” by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
      1 copy of the book “Submerged Structure” by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
      Publication of 3-5 previously unpublished poems in Zombie Logic Review

       

      ____________________ Meet Your Judges ____________________
      • Aaron Gardner (Ojai, California)
        is a poet, educator, and father of two phenomenal children. He has been heavily involved in the spoken word scene since 1999, and was the Oakland Grand Slam Champion in 2010. He has been published in journals and online publications such as Ibid, Rivertalk, Cult 456, and Poetry Superhighway. Aaron continues his work locally with young poets to help them discover their voices and the power contained therein.
      • Douglas Richardson (Los Angeles, California)
        is a novelist and poet who lives with his wife, Jen. He has had fiction and poetry published in literary journals, such as The Nervous Breakdown, Straight Forward Poetry, Misfits’ Miscellany, and Aesthetica (UK), as well as in the anthologies The Night Goes On All Night and Ekphrastia Gone Wild. For more information, please visit Douglas’s Kirkus Pro Connect page, at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/author/douglas-richardson/

      • Hannah Dow (Peterborough, New Hampshire)
        (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
        is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s English M.A. program. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers in Hattiesburg. Her work has been featured in Poetry Super Highway, as well as in journals such as Literary Laundry and Contrary Magazine.She is honored to be judging this year’s contest.

      _________________ 2014 Contest Calendar _________________

      • July 15: Contest begins

      • July 21-27: Judges featured as Poets of the Week

      • July 27, 2:00 pm (pacific): PSH Live Judges Event: Live broadcast where Judges will have the chance to read poems and discuss the contest and you can call in live and ask them questions. Click here for more info.

      • October 4: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be received by PayPal or postmarked by October 5 or they'll be returned.)

      • October 10: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.

      • October 17: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied scores.)

      • October 19: 2pm (pacific) PSH Live Event: "Winners Announced" in a special broadcast. Listen to it live and if any of the winners happen to be listening, they'll be invited to call in and read their winning entries live on the air..

      • October 20- 26: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.