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Contests: Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry

By Gillespie and Queen

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry

Robinson Jeffers was an American poet who glorified nature and saw the human race as holding a tragic place in the universe. He died in 1962. This contest is a living memorial to his life and work.

The prize for poetry is accepting all original, unpublished poems in all styles, from experimental to traditional forms. Poem length must not exceed three pages. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed.

Reading fees are: $10 for the first three poems; $15 for up to six poems; and $2.50 for each additional poem. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005.

The prize amount is $2000. Honorable mention receives $200.

The winners of the 2004 contest have been announced. The contest received over 3,700 poems from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and eight foreign countries. To read the winning poems and to see complete guidelines, visit the website at www.torhouse.org/prize.htm

-- K.G.

...and don't forget:

Piker Press "Letters to Santa" Open.

Surely Santa must see some unusual requests from unusual people. We'd like to see some of the same here. Deadline is extended to midnight, December 22, 2004, with winner and runners-up appearing in the December 25, 2004 issue of the Piker Press. Contestants may submit multiple entries.

Send entries to contests@filthypikers.com.


Darklight anti-fanfic, running now through Jan 31, 2005. Retell the terrible sci-fi channel movie to share among fellow (anti)fans or come up with an original idea based on the demoness Lilith for possible publication in the Press. More info.


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Published on 2004-12-18
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