Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Calling all poets!

2013 Castlemaine Poetry Prize

Calling all poets!

The Castlemaine Mail reminds poets that entries for the 2013 Castlemaine Poetry Prize close on Friday, October 25 at 5pm.

Entries can be submitted in two categories: senior (over 16) and for best poem by a Mount Alexander Shire resident.

The poem must not have been published or have won another prize, a strict maximum of 40 lines applies and all entries should be double spaced. Poets can choose any theme. Contact details, including a phone number, must be enclosed but not on the same page as the poem.

A maximum of three (3) entries is allowed per poet. There is no entry fee.

Award-winning Castlemaine poet Ross Donlon has kindly agreed to judge this year's competition for the final year. It will be the last year of Ross' three-year stint as judge and we thank him sincerely for his outstanding efforts.

Elliott Midland Newspapers is proudly sponsoring the 2013 Castlemaine Poetry Prize, which carries a first prize of $100 (senior section) plus trophy.

The Soldiers and Scholar Bookshop in Castlemaine is sponsoring the best poem by a Mount Alexander Shire resident. The winner of this category will receive a $50 book voucher from the sponsors plus trophy.

Selected entries, including the winning poems, will be published in the Castlemaine Mail.

Entries can be submitted via email to editcm@elliottmidnews.com.au or mailed to 2013 Castlemaine Poetry Prize, 29 Templeton St, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria, Australia. These two sections close on Friday, October 25, at 5pm and winners will be announced in late November/early December. Details: call Jeff on 5472 1788.

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