Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 High Plains Writers Poetry Contest---Call for submissions

February 18, 2011

Call for Submissions

The High Plains Writers sponsors the 10th Annual poetry competition this April with cash and prizes totaling $100. The deadline for submissions is 4 pm MDT April 18, 2011.

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 50 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 22, 2011 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 or online at or by telephone 394-4171 beginning in April. Winners of the 10th 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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mark your calendar for April 22, our Spring Poetry Event

Be sure to put April 22, 2011 in your calendar.  That is the date for our Spring Poetry event.  Join us at the Rapid City Public library for a poetry reading by local poets as well as the awards ceremony for the 2011 High Plains Writers Poetry contest.

This will be the 10th  annual High Plains Writers Juried Poetry contest.  Watch this space for  the call for submissions which will include all of the rules as well as the deadlines for the contest.