Third Annual Poetry Contest
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.
- 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- Only previously unpublished poetry can be entered.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
Send your entry to poetry[at]sdiworld.org