Contest for poetry about disability: Inglis House

(This news courtesy Rhonda Browning White)

2010 Inglis House Poetry Contest Guidelines
http://www.wordgathering.com/contest.html

Each year for the past seven years, the Inglis House Poetry Workshop has sponsored an annual contest on disability-related poetry. The purpose of the contest has been two-fold. The first is to promote the writing of poets with disabilities and put their names and poetry before the public. The second is to encourage all writers to think about the issues surrounding and try to respond to them in their poetry. It goes almost without saying that submissions should avoid both cliches and stereotypes about disability. There are two categories for submission. A writer with a disability may submit to either or both. The guidelines for the 2010 contest are listed below.

Category 1: Open to All

Subject: Disabilities

First Place: $50
Second Place: $30
Third Place: $20

Contest Rules

Any style poetry
Two Poem Limit
Each poem on separate page
Poem length – 75 lines or less
Name, address & category on each page
Poem must relate to disabilities
Category 2: Open Only to Writers With Disabilities

Contest Rules

First Place: $50
Second Place: $30
Third Place: $20

Contest Rules

Any subject, any style poetry

Three Poem Limit

Each poem on separate page

Poem length – 75 lines or less

Name, address & category on each page

Indicate Disability in Cover Letter

Deadline: June 1, 2010

Mail entries to:
Inglis House Poetry Contest
2600 Belmont Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
or
Email to<inglispoetry(at)hotmail.com> (replace (at) with @)

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