Grandmother Earth National Multi-Genre Writing Contest-deadline July 15





PO Box 2018, Cordova, TN 38088

PHONE: 901-309-3692; E-mail: (replace (at) with @)


Work can be unpublished or published. Money award entries (and selected finalists if permission is given) will be published in Grandmother Earth XVI. Rights to previously published work must belong to the author. No profanity or new age material will be accepted.

Poetry Awards

Any subject, Any form, 50-line limit

$100 First Prize

$75 Second Prize

$50 Third Prize

$25 Fourth Prize

Prose Awards

Any subject, fiction or non-fiction, 2000-word limit

$100 First Prize

$75 Second Prize

$35 Third Prize

Additional Awards: $50, 1st Place; $35, second place; $25, third place

1. Best Haiku, Senryu, or up to 6 lines short form

2. Best use of Humor, Poetry or Prose

3. Environmental theme, Poetry or Prose


1. To enter general awards, submit one typed copy (standard font) of each poem (single space) or prose piece (double space) with no identification.

2. Send one copy with name and address in upper right corner. Both poetry and prose should be single spaced on this identified copy. Staple and number multiple=2

3. Enclose an entry page with your name, address, phone number, email address, if applicable, and title of all entries and amount of fees enclosed. Include 25-30 words of biographical data. Indicate whether any or all entries are to be considered for publication if a non-money winner. All rights are returned to the author after publication. Send SASE for return of art or photo or for winners’ list.

4. In upper left corner of an extra copy indicate if your work is to be considered for a specific additional award—if entering same work for both general and additional awards there is no extra fee.

5. Place all entries with no identification in one stack and all with names in another stack. Staple multiple pages of prose and poetry and put the page number in the upper right hand corner of each copy.

6. Fees are $10 for 1-3 entries and $2 for each additional entry. (Make checks payable to Grandmother Earth.) All entrants will receive one copy of Grandmother Earth .XV--Retail: $9.95. All whose work is published will receive one extra copy. See Student Rules on website for new guidelines. Work previously published in any Grandmother Earth publication is not eligible for awards.There is no fee for art or photography and payment is a contributor’s copy, except for the special award.

7. Mail entries postmarked by July 15, 2009 to GEC CONTEST CHAIRPERSON, PO Box 2018, Cordova, TN 38088. Notify us of any change in address after maili
ng entries.

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