Saturday, February 12, 2011

Poetry Contests

I know there isn't much time left on this contest but if you hustle you can make the postmark!

MSPS WINTER 2011 CONTEST: Here are the guidelines for the MSPS Winter 2011 Contest:

Deadline: Postmarked February 15, 2011
Format: Submit two copies of each entry, category number and name in upper left-hand corner of both copies, poet's name and address in upper right-hand corner of one copy. If you are a member, put "Missouri State Poetry Society" below your address. Put "Non-Member" if you are not.
Limits: Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

For more info go to:

I found a wonderful listing for poets at where there are several tabs, and one deals just with available contests. There is one just for Chapbooks as well. I have always thought I would like to try a chapbook, and I found a contest with only a few hours left to enter. I gathered up things fast and furiously and sent in an entry by email. There wasn’t much time to study the situation, but I can always hope something I wrote will catch an eye.

It was at Poetry Resource I also found the Robert Frost Contest which is open between March 1 and September 15. Check it out at

My Snarky Remark Today is: I am so irritated by editors who don't respond. I think it is plain rude for editors to leave writers hanging in the day and age where they can merely hit reply or simply drop an envelope in the mail where the postage is already paid. To hear "No Thanks" is a downer, but to be ignored is insulting. What are you thoughts?


Linda O'Connell said...

I echo your snarky remarks!

Susan said...

Hi Claudia....I think it's rude to ignore, but it definitely happens. Not much we can do about it, though. Hope you have a good Sunday. Susan

Cathy C. Hall said...

Thanks for the Frost contest link-maybe I'll have enough time to come up with something worthy. (Doubtable, but possible.)