Contest Rules

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Contest: The poetry contest is held twice per year. Contest dates are January 1 – June 30, July 1 – December 31.

Prizes: Each contest awards one first place prize of $2,000.00 and a first prize wall plaque ($100.00 value); twenty second place prizes of $100.00 each and a second place wall plaque ($75.00 value); one hundred third place winners of a third place wall plaque ($75.00 value). Sixty to seventy percent of all entries become semi-finalists and receive a certificate of participation suitable for framing.

Eligibility: The contest is open to anyone who writes poetry.Poetry can be written in any poetic style and on any subject. Only one poem per person is allowed. Contest entries must be 26 lines or fewer and cannot exceed 55 characters per line. Any submission that exceeds these limits will be automatically disqualified.

Judging Process: Contest entries are judged based on poetic technique, effectiveness, style, and creativity.

Editorial Comment: Contest entries that adhere to all contest rules will receive a brief editorial comment on their poem. The comment will be included on the Author’s Proof.

Publication: Contestants who reach the semi-finalist stage of the contest may also be selected to be featured in a poetry anthology. Even poems disqualified from the contest may still be eligible for publication. There is no purchase required to be included in this anthology.There will be no royalties paid to contributors of anthologies. There is a contributor’s discount of $20.00 for pre-publication orders. We only publish one poem per household per anthology. By submitting a poem to our contest you accept that your poem will appear online and in print. We reserve the right to not publish a poem for any reason.

Community: When you submit your poem, you are agreeing to abide by our online community guidelines.

Copyright: All publications are copyrighted with the U.S. Library of Congress as compilations. All individual poetry remains the property of the author.