Missouri State Poetry Society

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Photographs of Missouri scenes are reproduced courtesy of Lee Ann Russell, poet from Springfield, Missouri.

Summer Contest 2017
Deadline:

* Postmarked 1 September 2017

Format:

* Submit two copies of each entry, category number and category name in upper left-hand corner of both copies, poet's name and address in upper right-hand corner of one copy. If you are a member, put "Missouri State Poetry Society" below your address. Put "Non-member" if you are not.

Limits:

* Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned or published.

Categories:

1. Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
2. Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
3. Humorous verse, any subject
4. Any form, summer subject, serious or humorous
5. MSPS members only: Poet's choice:

* $25, $15, $10, and three honorable mentions in each category

Fees:

* Non-members pay $2.00 per poem. Members pay $1.00 per poem. Make money order or check payable to MSPS

* Mail poems and fees to

    Anna Wells
    10632 St. Andrew's Ct.
    Festus, MO 63028
    acrobwel@aol.com
   

* Include a SASE for a list of the winners, OR check the October 1st issue of the Spare Mule Online for a list of winners.

Membership:

*If you do not belong to one of our local chapters but wish to join Missouri State Poetry Society, pay the $13 annual member-at-large fee and enter the contests by paying a member's reduced contest fees. See Members-at-Large.

Home | History | Bulletin Board | Articles of Incorporation | Members | Local Chapters | Members-at-LargeWinter Contest | Youth Contest
| Summer Contest |  State Anthology | State Convention | Spare Mule Online  | Membership Application | Workshop | Links | State Report |  Contact Us

Photographs of Missouri scenes are reproduced courtesy of Lee Ann Russell, poet from Springfield, Missouri.