Write Poetry for Cash!

For those of you with a gift for poetry, or perhaps just an interest in such, I pass along the following from Adam Cohen at Winning Writers:

WAR POETRY CONTEST
Postmark Deadline: May 31

Prizes of $1,500, $500, $250 and 10 honorable mentions of $75 each. Submit 1-3 original, unpublished poems on the theme of war, up to 500 lines in all. $12 entry fee, payable to Winning Writers. Judge: Jendi Reiter. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: War Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Web Sites for Writers” for 2005. For more information and past winning poems:

MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST FOR TRADITIONAL VERSE
Postmark Deadline: June 30

Prizes of $1,000, $400, $200, plus four Encouragement Awards of $100 each. Winning entries will be published. Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and haiku. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the anthology and online publication rights. Entry fee is $5 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Judge: John H. Reid. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Web Sites for Writers” for 2005.

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST
Postmark Deadline: September 30

Prizes of $1,000, $400, $200, plus four Encouragement Awards of $100 each. Winning entries will be published. Submit poems in any style or genre. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the anthology and online publication rights. Entry fee is $5 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Judge: Tom Howard. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Web Sites for Writers” for 2005.

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season – oh, and watching golf too).

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