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2009 $5,350 Poetry Competition Deadline June 30!
Saturday, June 13, 2009  10:22:00 PM

by John Howard Reid



Publishing
The $5,350 Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse will close at midnight, June 30, 2009. Please remember that the term, "traditional verse", is very loosely defined for this contest. Just about all genres and categories of poetry will be accepted, except prose poems.

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.

Both unpublished verse and published verse will be accepted (so long as you are able to give permission to publish your winning poem on the Winning Writers website).

If you wish to check out "Sailing in the Mist of Time", an 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.

Entries can now be sent as an attachment, if you wish!
 
I recently emphasized the importance of an eye-catching title for your poem. When judges are sent a list of poems to review, they first select the titles that appeal to them. Almost equally important, however, is your opening line. The judge has high expectations, so don't disappoint him or her.  Margaret Reid's  book SONG OF THE WAYWARD WIND is full of intriguing titles and opening lines. Here are a few:
 
LOOKING DOWN THROUGH CLOUD: Looking down through cloud, far, far, below...
CHAGALL: Come then Chagall and occupy our skies...
A RABBIT RULES OUR HOME: A rabbit rules our home with iron glove...
BAD DAY: Go out, then, sun! Right! Add to the gloom...
THE MUSE IS COMING: Sometimes I sense the Muse's sandaled feet...
SUN: Sun is the final sculptor...
DESOLATION: I have known those ruined caves where sighing seas count down the wretched hours...
WAS IT A DREAM?: Was there, then, a mystic sea...
ROMANOS, HAIL AND PRAISE: Charismed choirs I've heard in dreams at night...
THE LEAST OF THESE: High praise is easy on a sunny hill...
BEQUEST: Before I go, my Lord, my last request...
THE BARBIEIZATION OF THE WESTERN WOMAN: THOU SHALT STAY FOREVER YOUNG...
TEA-TIME FORTRESS: Dad's newspaper was an iron wall...
I WAS A STRANGER: You who have sought me in ancient mountains...
UNEXPECTED GIFTS: Never, then despair...
CAT: Black liquid leaper of fence posts...
LIZARD: Before the Navajo, before the Cherokee, before the Sioux...
IT'S COMING: I've watched from up the hill this slatey slide...
A VOICE STILL-BORN: The bards came with their lutes and ruled the earth...
TRIAL BY RECOVERED MEMORIES: The harping ring persists....

"SONG OF THE WAYWARD WIND" is currently on special at the Amazon link above.
 
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