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Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:20:56 -0500
Subject: Poetry Contests and Writer's Conference
Our Next Quarterly Meeting: Saturday, October 23rd in Columbus GA
Details coming soon, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars.
Georgia Poetry Society Poetry Contests
Each year, entries are accepted beginning September 1 and ending with postmarks of October 31.
The General Rules can be found at http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/Contests.aspx
We are introducing two new contests this year:
The Anderson Social Poetry Prize ($500)
One winner will be awarded $500. Note: There are no 2nd or 3rd place awards in this contest.
Examples of social poetry: "Out, Out—" by Robert Frost, "The Death of the Hat" by Billy Collins, and "In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop.
Under a Hundred Chapbook Competition
Under a Hundred: Chapbook Contest in Honor of Edward Davin Vicker
Send two copies of not more than 100 lines of poetry. You may include a title page, table of contents, and acknowledgments pages. These will not count as part of the 100 line limit for poetry.
Use a conventional typeface, such as Times Roman, in 12-point font.
Do not include illustrations.
Poems must be typed and in English.
Use only 8 ½ X 11-inch white paper.
Any subject, and in any form. However, poems must demonstrate appropriate language and good taste. In general, poems will be disqualified if found to contain indecencies, obscenities, defamations, or hateful expressions.
Place your name and address on one copy of the manuscript. No author identification of any kind on the second copy, which will be sent to the judge.
Only one entry is permitted per person.
Entrant need not be a member of the Georgia Poetry Society.
Mail entries to
Georgia Poetry Society
ATTN: Under A Hundred Contest
P. O. Box 2184
Columbus, GA 31902
Three winners will be chosen. No honorable mentions or runners-up.
GPS determines printing and binding specifications and book design. Publication rights rest with GPS until the chapbook is published. After that, rights revert to the author.
Winner receives $50 and 25 printed copies of the chapbook. The author may dispose of these as s/he deems appropriate, including selling them.
GPS will print additional copies of the winning chapbook over and above those presented to the author and reserves the right to sell these copies.
Enclose a SASE if you want to know if you won prior to the official announcement.
The contest will not be judged by a GPS member. The judge's decision will be final.
Langston Hughes Award: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/LangstonHughesAward.aspx
Mnemosyne Award: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/MnemosyneAward.aspx
Reece Competition: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/ReeceCompetition.aspx
Founders Award: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/FoundersAward.aspx
Educators Award: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/EducatorsAward.aspx
Edgar Bowers Award: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/EdgarBowersAward.aspx
Foreign Language: http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/ForeignLanguage.aspx
Our contest Chairperson is Lou Jones. If you have questions about the contests, please direct them to Lou. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference
Register now for the 4th Annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference in Columbus, Georgia scheduled for September 23 through 25, 2010. For more information go to www.chattwriters.org.
Here's the latest news from the Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference.
We just received word that John Langan cannot make it to this years' conference. We're disappointed of course, but don't fret, Catherynne M. Valente has graciously offered to step in. Her workshop is titled, "The Fantasy Author's Toolbox." Find out more about Catherynne and her newest book, Palimpsest (Bantam Dell) that listed as Amazon's #1 SFF Book of 2009 at www.CatherynneMValente.com.
Rick Campbell will lead a workshop entitled "First the Poem, Then the Book". Read Rick's interview with the Southeast Review Online at www.SouthEastReview.org/2008/campbell.php
A workshop entitled "Writing through Grief" will be led by Jessica Handler. Jessica's book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir has been named one of the "Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read". Check out Jessica's latest blog posting at www.JessicaHandler.com.
A workshop on "Publishing in Today's World" will be led by John P. Travis. Check out John's recent Portals Press publications at www.portalspress.com.
Sarah C. Campbell will lead a workshop on "Photos + Stories = Winning Nonfiction & Earn $$ Before Getting Published." Go to www.SarahCCampbell.com and watch the cool video about her latest book, Growing Patterns. Sarah's Web site and video are excellent examples of how digital technology is changing the way authors promote their work.
"Poetry About Poetry: How Language Looks at Itself" will be led by Carey Scott Wilkerson. Read a review of his first collection, Threading Stone at http://www.writersforum.org/books/archive.aspx?ArchiveYear=2009&Category=Poetry