Friday, March 6, 2009

8th Annual HPW Poetry contest

March 6, 2009

Call for Submissions

The High Plains Writers will sponsor a poetry competition this April with cash and prizes totaling $100. The deadline for submissions is 4 pm MDT April 13, 2009.

Submissions may be sent by mail to:
Rapid City Public Library
attn: Jason Walker
610 Quincy St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Submissions will also be accepted electronically if sent to

The work to be considered should be included in the body of the email. Submissions sent as attachments will be considered only if they can be easily opened. It is up to the contestant to determine what can or cannot be easily opened. Submissions that are sent as attachments that do not open, open poorly or contain questionable file extensions will not be considered for the contest.

The requirements of the contest are: Each poet may submit a single poem of 35 lines or less in any style. Any submissions in excess of either rule will not be considered.

Judging will be done by members of the High Plains Writers.

Winners will be announced at the Spring Poets Coffeehouse held at the Rapid City Public Library on Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. The Coffeehouse will feature poetry readings by those who sign up. Poets who wish to read their works should sign up at the Reference Desk at the Rapid City Public Library beginning in April. Winners of the 8th Annual HPW Poetry competition able to attend will be asked to read their winning works. If the writers are not available, the winning poems will be read by members of High Plains Writers.