The 26th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest (Will Inman Award) is accepting submissions from unpublished Arizona poets. The winner of the contest will read the winning poem at Tucson Poetry Festival XXVIII—Poetry Where You Are in April 2010. The winner will be introduced by contest judge Linda Russo and will also receive a $200 cash award. Second and third place winners will receive $50 cash awards.
Deadline: March 6, 2010
Entry fee: $10.00
1. Open to all Arizona poets who have not published—through the Internet or any recognized press—a full-length collection (more than 30 pages) of poetry. No previously published poems are acceptable. Poems that appear on an individual poet’s website are not considered “published.”
2. Entrants submit two (2) identical sets of up to six (6) pages of recent work. Only one poem may appear on a single page; poems of more than one page in length are acceptable. Entrants’ name must NOT appear on manuscript pages. Please staple the individual sets of six (6) pages together. Only one entry per poet will be accepted.
3. Mail entries unfolded in a 9 x 12 envelope. Enclose a title page including your name, address, day & evening phone numbers, email address, and titles (or first 2 lines) of the poems submitted. Also enclose a check for $10.00, payable to Tucson Poetry Festival. Entries containing incomplete or false information will forfeit Entrant’s eligibility for the Contest. No manuscripts will be returned.
Mail entries to:
TPF Statewide Poetry Contest
PO Box 44000, Tucson, Arizona 85733
Entries must be postmarked by March 6, 2010.
Contest judge Linda Russo earned her Ph.D. in English from the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and her M.F.A. from Emerson College. Her publications include two books of poetry: MIRTH (Chax Press, 2007) and o going out (Potes & Poets Press, 1999). Russo is a contributing editor of HOW2, a journal of experimental writing by women, &, until recently, the director of Sounds Out, a poetry reading series at the University of Oklahoma. A recipient of fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Millay Colony for the Arts, she has given poetry readings in the U.S. & locations abroad, including Toronto, Portugal & Cuba.
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