Monday, March 23, 2009

Split this Rock Poetry Contest (and a little more)

This week promises to be busy. There will be two contest announcements on this blog this week, starting today with Split this Rock. Got poems? Today's the last day to postmark your submissions for their poetry contest. See below for details.

Later in the week I'll write about Toni Morrison--which is part of my side of the culture swap adventure Abdul and I have begun.

And on Friday I'll also post about one of our new lit journal partners in greater detail. For those of you who don't know, The Writer's Center has teamed up with 7 leading journals to give our members a 40% discount on subscriptions. The journals are, in random order as arranged by my memory:
Subtropics, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, New England Review, New Letters, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Fence. Email me if you'd like more details. Now on to Split this Rock.

2009 Split This Rock
Poetry Contest

$1,000 awarded for poems of provocation & witness

Patricia Smith, Judge
EXTENDED Deadline: March 23, 2009 (postmark)

Only a few more days left to submit to Split This Rock's second annual poetry contest, to be judged by poet and National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith. First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems will be published on, and the 1st-place winner will be invited to read winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2010. $25 entrance fee. Proceeds support our next festival (March 10-13, 2010).

Details and guidelines are online at:

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