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Third Annual Poetry Contest

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Deadline May 15! extended to May 31!

Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction announces its third annual juried poetry contest.

The grand prize winner will be awarded a $100.00 USD cash prize. Three runners up will receive $75.00 USD each. The top four selections will be published in the September, December, March, and June issues of Presence, respectively. A number of honorable mentions will also be selected for future publication.

Anyone may enter. However, there are a few simple guidelines to follow.

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  • Only one submission per person is allowed.
  • Poems may be no longer than 30 lines.
  • Only previously unpublished poetry can be entered.
  • Poems may not be submitted to other publications until after the results of the Presence Poetry Contest are announced.
  • Poems chose for publication in Presence may not be submitted to other publications until after publication in Presence.
  • Poems should pertain to a spiritual theme or should relate to spiritual direction.
  • Write "Presence Poetry Contest" in the subject line.
  • All poems must be submitted by email, preferably by MS Word attachment.
  • DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN THE ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN
    • THE POEM TITLE
    • THE POEM ITSELF
  • The poems will be judged anonymously by a three judge panel.

Include all of the following information in the body of the e-mail submission:

   Name of Poet

   Name of Poem

   Age of Poet

   Gender of Poet

   e-mail address

   State/ Province/Territory

   Country

Send your entry to poetry[at]sdiworld.org

 

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