Sacramento Poetry Center Contests

Contest 1: The SPC has announced its 2008 Poetry contest, open to all poets.

This year’s entry fee is $4 per poem.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded [$100, $50, $25].

In addition, 10 honorable mentions will receive $10 gift certificates.

Please send two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact info, another without any identifying information on it.

No restrictions on length, subject or style.

Judging will be done by a suitably notable area poet whom SPC will announce [in other words, a poet to be named later].

Deadline: February 15, 2008
Fee: $4 per poem

Send poems to:

Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Contest
The Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Contest 2: For High School students

Winners will receive prizes including a $100.00 Grand Prize, books, scholarships to the SPC Writers’ Conference (April 5, 2008), and publication in The Tule Review, Sacramento Poetry Center’s literary journal, or in Poetry Now, the official monthly newsletter of The Sacramento Poetry Center. Winners and Honorable Mentions will also be invited to perform their work on April 14, 2008 at The Sacramento Poetry Center’s venue at the HQ for the Arts, 1719 25th Street in Sacramento. No entry fees required.

Deadline: March 15, 2008
(3 poems maximum per student, please.)
Send poems to:
High School Poetry Contest
The Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816


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