Poetry contest: IL State Poetry Society--deadline Oct 30

Illinois State Poetry Society
16th Annual Contest
Categories; 1) free verse, 2) formal verse, 3) a poem related to Abraham Lincoln and/or Charles Darwin. Prizes $50, $30, $10. 3 HM. Maximum length: one poem page. Type size 11 pt or higher; no columns. Poems in English only. Submit two copies of each poem, first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail) and category in upper left hand corner; second copy without ID but with category. Entry fee: Non-members, $6.00 for up to 3 poems, $1.00 each additional poem. Members ISPS, $3.00 up to 5 poems, $1.00 each additional poem. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No poems which have won monetary awards or been published. Poems not returned. One out of state judge per category. Send submissions to Marvin Young, ISPS Poetry Contest Chair, 2382 Kildeer Street, Woodridge, Illinois 60517. Winners' names posted on ISPS website, illinoispoets.org. Deadline: must be postmarked October 30, 2009.

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