Over at Chapman University, a poetry contest.
from their website:
In the spirit of poetry, a literary form reliant upon
small gestures of language
small spaces of silence —
In solidarity with the people of St. Lucia,
a small Caribbean Island still reeling from Hurricane Tomas —
dirtcakes announces the First Annual Poetry Benefit Contest open to all writers.
We invite poetry that celebrates the small, the individual, the overlooked.
Contest winner will receive $100 and publication in an upcoming issue of dirtcakes.
Winner will be announced on April 5, 2011 during a dirtcakes-sponsored Evening of Poetry and Music, one of the National Poetry Month events scheduled at Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Poet Lynne Thompson will judge the finalists and read the winning poem.
All funds received will be donated to the St. Lucia Red Cross.
Entry fee: $10
Entries must be received by March 21, 2011, 5 p.m. PST. An entry consists of a poem(s) up to 3 pages. Multiple entries are acceptable.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Provide a cover letter with poet’s name, contact information, and poetry title(s).
Poems should appear on a separate page(s) without poet’s name.
Send cover letter and poetry to email@example.com. Subject line: Contest Entry.
For more information (including how to submit the fee via Paypal or credit card), click here.
What is dirtcakes?
from their website:
dirtcakes is a triannual journal of creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography dedicated to exploring themes suggested by the UN Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty by 2015.
dirtcakes is an edited blog café to follow art and literary projects large and small aimed at ending poverty.
dirtcakes welcomes work from both emerging and established writers, and is devoted to presenting work in both its language of origin and translations.
dirtcakes pays its contributors funds gleaned from recycling cans and bottles.
dirtcakes remembers Haiti, the nation from which the title is derived; dirtcakes are what mamans make when there’s no food.
dirtcakes is a movable community sponsoring readings, art shows, instruction in the arts, and events to help give voice to good works.