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

Missouri State Poetry Society
Winter Contest 2017
     

Deadline

* Postmarked February 13, 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. Note that there are special rules for student submissions. 

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 They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem.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. 

Categories

1. Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter)

2. Free verse 

3. Humorous verse

4. Any form, winter subject

5. MEMBERS ONLY: Poet's choice: any form (including open-field, shaped, or concrete poetry), any subject.

(See number 6, Youth Poetry, below.)

Fees for Categories 1-4: 

* Non-members pay $2.00 per poem. Members pay $1.00 per poem. 

Fees for Category 5 (Members only) $2.00 per poem. 

Make money order or check payable to MSPS and mail to

    Bill Lower

    21010 S. Hwy 245 

    Fair Play, MO 65649. 

Include an SASE on an index card or your e-mail address for a list of the winners. 

Prizes

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

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.

Youth Contest

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