The $5,350 Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse will close at midnight, June 30.
Here is a quick rundown of the rules for the Margaret Reid Prize:
Total prize money of $5,350 includes a First Prize of $2,000, a Second Prize of $1,000 and a Third Prize of $500. There are 15 cash prizes in all.
Entry fee is $7 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We will accept both unpublished verse and published verse (so long as you are able to give us permission to publish your winning poem on the Winning Writers website).
If you wish to check out "Sailing in the Mist of Time", our anthology of previous winning and commended entries, 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
Only $9.95 at Amazon: SAILING IN THE MIST OF TIME: Fifty Award-Winning Poems
You'll find full details for both our poetry contests (Margaret Reid and Tom Howard) at http://margaretreid.exactpages.com OR http://www.poetrycontests.exactpages.com
For the Margaret Reid Prize only, you can click http://www.geocities.com/rastar330
For the Tom Howard Contest only: http://tomhowardpoetry.bravepages.com OR http://www.geocities.com/rastar330/poetry.htm
FORMATTING: We have no special rules regarding the formatting of your work. Basically, you can please yourself. As email is not kind to formatting, the judges disregard formatting when judging submissions. In any case, please be aware that many of the changes in formatting occur only in the copy that is emailed back to you for confirmation.
And you can now send your entries as an attachment, if you wish!
All my very best to you all!
P.S. I notice that my book, WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS, is back in stock at Amazon and is currently on special for only $11.25!