is pleased to announce its Year 2001 Poetry contest. All poets aged sixteen or over are invited to enter work postmarked between Jan. 1 and March 15, 2001.
poems in any style, on any theme, no more than three pages per poem in
length, single- or double-spaced. Work must be
typed on white standard-sized paper, and each poem must have a
title. Any number of poems will be accepted, but all must be mailed
together in a single envelope.
copies of each poem: one with poet's
name, address, and phone number in upper
right-hand corner, one without
identification of the poet. Be sure to keep copies of your poems, as
entries cannot be returned.
|Each poem (not
each copy, but each separate poem) must be accompanied by a $3
entry fee, payable by check made out to "NAA poetry
Contest." If you enter several poems, please send a single check
for the entire amount.
a self-addressed stamped envelope with your poems, for
notification of contest results.
12 Charron Drive
Newburyport, MA 01950
|Poems will be
judged anonymously by Dr. Bruce Bennett, teacher, editor and
author of fourteen poetry collections. most recently, Navigating
the Distances (Orchises Press, 1999.)
$200; Second Prize $150; Third Prize $100; Honorable Mentions,
certificates. All winners, including Honorable Mention poets, are
invited to read their own entries at the Awards Day Reading.
awarded prizes and Honorable Mention certificates will be read, whenever
possible by the authors, at the
Newburyport Art Association's historic Sam Sargent Gallery, 65 Water
Street, Newburyport, MA, on Sunday, May 20, 2001, at 5 p.m.; the day's
events include a reception with light refreshments, a brief reading by
the judge, and an opportunity to read the winners and all other entries,
which will be on display at the gallery.
|to use this
notice as a checklist, as poems not entered in
accordance with guidelines cannot be accepted. Direct any
questions to Contest Coordinator at the above address, with SASE for
reply, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org