Free Poetry Contest

Poetryfest-Web-HeaderPoetryfest announces that $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded this year to amateur poets.  Poets, especially beginners, are encouraged to enter for their chance to win.  To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to:  Free Poetry Contest, P.O Box 3561, Ashland, OR 97520.  Or enter online at  A winner’s list will be sent to all entrants.  The deadline for entering is Friday, May 16, 2014.  “Any poet, published or not, can be a winner,” says Executive Director Mark Schramm.  “When people learn about our contest, they suddenly realize that their own poetic talent can win cash prizes, as well as garner national recognition.”  You may email your poem directly to Mark at [email protected]  “Even if you have written only one poem,” Mark says, “send it to me.  I know this contest will produce exciting discoveries!”

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