The $5,250 Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse will close at midnight, June 30. However, the $5,250 Tom Howard Contest for Poetry in All Styles and Genres will remain open until September 30.
Here is a quick rundown of the rules for the Margaret Reid Prize:
Total prize money of $5,250 includes a First Prize of $2,000, a Second Prize of $1,000 and a Third Prize of $500. There are 14 cash prizes in all.
Entry fee is $6 for every 25 lines (or part thereof). THERE IS NO LINE LIMIT.
THERE ARE ALSO NO LIMITS ON THE NUMBER OF POEMS YOU MAY SUBMIT.
We will accept both unpublished verse and published verse (so long as you are able to give us permission to publish your winning poem on the Winning Writers website). Free print publication will also be available in our next printed anthology, but winners are not obliged to accept this offer.
All prize-winners of both the current Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for Traditional Verse and the current Tom Howard Poetry Contest for Verse in All Styles and Genres, will be offered traditional print publication in a book of similar size and quality to SAILING IN THE MIST OF TIME.
If you wish to check out "Sailing in the Mist of Time", this beautifully printed, large format book which usually retails for $16.50, is still being vigorously promoted at Amazon and other stores for only $9.95. You'll find a link to the list of selected poets and their works at http://poetrycontests.exactpages.com