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Announcing the 2013 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest

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    The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Announcing the 2013 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest
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      The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest
      .Poetry Super Highway

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      Announcing the 2013 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 Alexandra van de Kamp Amelie Frank The Bicycle Review/Pedestrian Press Clint Hirschfield Consuelo Marshall • Corey Mesler Donna Pecore Dreams and Nightmares Magazine Hanoch Guy jbarrettwolf.com Jean Colonomos LB Sedlacek Lone Stars Poetry Magazine Magdalena Ball Mary Kennedy Eastham Nostrovia! Poetry The Poet Darkling Pun Night Lady Productions Rachael Z. Ikins Raven’s Wing Press Sari Krosinsky Science Fiction Poetry Association Skysaje Enterprise Squircle Line Press Stacy Savage Sybartic Press Voices Israel Winning Writers Wyatt Underwood

      It's our sixteenth annual Poetry Contest featuring cash prizes and 32 sponsors who've donated 69 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 2013 Contest Calendar.

      Entry Guidelines | Prizes | Meet Your Judges | Contest Calendar


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      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 5, 2013.

      • Regardless of when you postmark, your entry fees must be received by Wednesday, October 9, 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.

      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 "Nothing in New England is New" by Rick Lupert
      1 copy of the book "Ekphrastia Gone Wild" edited by Rick Lupert

      Alexandra van de Kamp
      http://www.alexandravandekamp.com/
      2 copies of the book "The Park of Upside-Down Chairs" by Alexandra van de Kamp

      Amelie Frank
      5 copies of the book "Percy, Bob & Assenpoop" by Elliott Baker
      2 copies of the book "In the Strongest Light" by Teri Bat-Sonja

      Alan Britt
      2 copies of the book "Alone with the Terrible Universe" by Alan Britt

      The Bicycle Review/Pedestrian Press
      http://www.thebicyclereview.net/
      3 Pedestrian Press books of the entrants' choice from our catalog, in either print or electronic version

      Clint Hirschfield
      1 copy of the book "The Closet" by Clint Hirschfield

      Consuelo Marshall
      1 Copy of the book "See How We Almost Fly" by Alison Luterman
      1 Copy of the book "Flying Over Sonny Liston" by Gary Short
      1 Copy of the book "Flies" by Michael Dickman
      1 Copy of the book "Animal Magnetism" by Kim Roberts

      Corey Mesler
      http://www.coreymesler.wordpress.com/
      1 signed copy of the book "Mitmensch," by Corey Mesler

      Donna Pecore
      http://www.fieralingue.it/corner.php?pa=printpage&pid=3068
      1 copy of the "Journal of Modern Poetry"

      Dreams and Nightmares magazine
      http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/
      1 two-year subscription to "Dreams and Nightmares" magazine

      Hanoch Guy
      1 copy of the book "Terra Treblinka" Holocaust poems by Hanoch Guy

      jbarrettwolf.com
      http://www.jbarrettwolf.com
      1 copy of the book 'Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poet Anthology" edited by Joe Gouvea

      Jean Colonomos
      2 copies of the anthology "A Poet's Haggadah" edited by Rick Lupert

      LB Sedlacek
      http://www.lbsedlacek.com/
      1 copy of the chapbook "I Am My Neighborhood Watch" by LB Sedlacek

      Lone Stars Poetry Magazine
      1 copy of "Lone Stars Poetry Magazine"

      Magdalena Ball
      http://www.magdalenaball.com/
      1 copy of the book "Sublime Planet" by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson

      Mary Kennedy Eastham
      http://www.RP-Author.com/MKE/
      1 Copy of the book "Squinting Over Water - Stories" by Mary Kennedy Eastham

      Muddy River Poetry Review Online Poetry Journal
      http://muddyriverpoetryreview.com/
      1 copy of the book "King of the Jungle" by Zvi Sesling
      2 copies of books reviewed by Zvi Sesling

      Nostrovia! Poetry
      http://www.nostroviatowriting.com/

      1 copy of the zine "Too Obscene" - writing deemed "too obscene" for publication by other presses
      1 copy of "Milk & Honey Siren" a Nostrovia! Poetry anthology
      1 copy of the book "LSD Giggles" by Jeremiah Walton
      1 copy of the book "To Your Health: Humanity's Diagnosis" by Jeremiah Walton
      1 copy of the book "Nano Elvis" by Susana H. Case
      1 copy of the book "American Dreams" by Ocean Vuong
      1 copy of the book "Poems Found... Somewhere" by Brian Rosenberger
      1 copy of the book "Wandering Worlds" by Zarina Zabrisky
      1 copy of the book "A Three Poem Collection" by Jeremiah Walton

      The Poet Darkling
      1 copy of the book "What is it you want to know?" by The Poet Darkling

      Pun Night Lady Productions
      1 copy of the novel "Annabel" by Kathleen Winter

      Rachael Z. Ikins
      http://www.rachaelikins.com/
      1 set of 3 chapbooks by Rachael Ikins plus a big-little book: "Slideshow in the Woods," "Transplanted" & "Renovations". Big-little book is " I Scrub My Eyes".
      1 signed copy of the first edition of the book "The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods" by Rachael Z. Ikins

      Raven's Wing Press
      http://ravenswingpoetry.com/my-books/
      1 copy of the book "Novena (remixed)" by Nicole Nicholson

      Sari Krosinsky
      http://outerchildpoetry.com/
      2 copies of the book "god-chaser" by Sari Krosinsky

      Science Fiction Poetry Association
      http://sfpoetry.com/
      2 one-year .pdf subscriptions to "Star*Line" the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association

      Skysaje Enterprise
      http://www.skysajeenterprise.com
      1 copy of the anthology "Working Title"
      1 copy of the book "The Chocolate Box" by "laughing" Larry Berger

      Squircle Line Press
      http://squirclelinepress.org/
      2 gift sets (worth $10 each) of bookmark postcards of literary quotes
      1 copy of the book "When Dada Rewrote Koans" by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

      Stacy Savage
      http://www.authorsden.com/stacysavage
      1 copy of the anthology "Leaves of Poetry: A Book of Tree Poems" Selected & Edited by Stacy Smith and Tracy Patrick

      Sybartic Press
      http://www.sybpress.com/
      2 copies of the anthology "Alternate Lanes: An Anthology of Travels Using Alternate Transportation in the City of Angels" edited by Marie Lecrivain, and the staff of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles
      1 copy of the book "Love Poems... Yes... REALLY... Love Poems" by Marie Lecrivain

      Voices Israel
      http://www.voicesisrael.com/
      2 copies of the anthology "Voices Israel Vol. 37"

      Winning Writers
      http://winningwriters.com/index.php
      3 autographed copies of the book "Swallow" by Jendi Reiter

      Wyatt Underwood
      http://www.guwe.org/wyatt
      1 copy of the book "Under the Influence" by Wyatt Underwood
      1 copy of the book "Poems for Harley Riders and Other Transcendentals" by Wyatt Underwood

       

      ____________________ Meet Your Judges ____________________
      • Lisette Alonso (Hialeah, Florida)
        Lisette Alonso has not yet mastered the art of bio writing. She is a native of south Florida who loves the warm waters of the Atlantic but hates beach sand. She spends quite a big of time fretting about her children, the future, and any combination thereof. She used to worry about the end of the world, but feels that's been overdone. She is honored to have been invited to judge this year's contest.
      • Maggie Westland (Thousand Oaks, California)
        Maggie Westland writes in prismatic perspectives:  physician, scientist, woman, traveler.   A lover of all things verbally musical, she especially enjoys poetry as performance.  Her poetry has been published in anthologies including If We Dance, Daybreak, and Above Us Only Sky, as well as in British and American literary magazines, both on-line and in print.   Her words can be heard on DVDs and pod-casts.  In 2012 Maggie received 3rd prize in the Poetry Super Highway contest and 1st place in the City of Ventura's Art Tales ekphrastic poetry competition.   A featured reader at various venues in Southern California, Maggie can also be found on You-Tube.  Google Maggie Westland to find more of her poems or check her website at www.maggiewestland.com

      • William Doreski (Peterborough, New Hampshire)
        William Doreski teaches at Keene State College. His most recent books of poetry are City of Palms and June Snow Dance, both 2012. He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors.  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Worcester Review, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and  Natural Bridge.

      _________________ 2013 Contest Calendar _________________

      • July 15: Contest begins

      • July 22-28: Judges featured as Poets of the Week

      • July 28, 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 5: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be received by PayPal or postmarked by October 5 or they'll be returned.)

      • October 11: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.

      • October 18: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied scores.)

      • October 20: 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 21 - 28: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.
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