gritLit holds a contest...June 1 deadline.

Hey all you poetry fans! NaPoMo may be over for another year, but cool poetry contests abound. Just got the details of this one all the way out in Hamilton, Ontario -- check it out:


Put your poetry on the map!

gritLIT, Hamilton's literary festival, seeks interesting poetry that shows the way -- a small set of poems, or one long work of poetry that stands out, and puts the winners on the map in Hamilton and elsewhere.

While we don't have the pull to name a city street after the winner, we will

    * publish the top three entries in a chapbook
    * supply each winner with 20 copies of that chapbook, and
    * distribute and sell the chapbook as part of our gritLIT's souvenir and bookselling programs.

There is a PDF version of the contest announcement available at the bottom of the page.

The gritLIT Poetry Contest is open to poets in Canada and abroad. Poems must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Submissions may be up to 350 lines of poetry, in any form, and on any subject. The submission may be made up of a single poem or multiple poems (up to 20) so long as the total number of lines in the submission is 350 or less, including titles. The line count is the critical criterion.

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Prizes: First place $200 // Second place $100 // Third place $50

PLUS chapbook publication with 20 copies provided to each of the three prize-winners

Entry Fee $20 per submission of up to 350 lines

For more details and the specific submission rules check out the gritLit contest page HERE.



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