Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 High Plains Writer's poetry contest.. Call for submissions

February 6, 2012

Call for Submissions

The High Plains Writers sponsors the 12th Annual poetry competition this April with cash and prizes totaling $100. The deadline for submissions is 4 pm MDT April 9, 2012.

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

Submissions will also be accepted electronically when 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 one (1) 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 during the Spring Poets Coffeehouse held at the Rapid City Public Library on Friday, April 13, 2012 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 12th 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.