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Adult and youth poetry contests launch on November 1


Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) and your local library encourage you to submit your original unpublished poetry to be considered for publication a regional poetry anthology. Please send your poetry submissions between November 1, 2013 and December 16, 2013.

Poetic Strokes Submission Guidelines:

• Poets must be 18 years of age or older and must reside in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha or Winona counties.

• All poetry styles are welcome for submission.

• Poems must be typed. Poems are preferred in digital copies but will be accepted as paper copies.

• Submit digital files by e-mail to poetry@selco.info as one of the following document types: .doc, .txt, .rtf, or .pdf. Submit paper copies to the following address: SELCO, Attn: Poetry, 2600 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

• Two poems may be submitted and each poem may not exceed three pages. The cover page will not be counted as one of the three pages

• Attach a one-page cover sheet containing the title of the poem, your name, age, address, and phone number. Your name should appear on the cover sheet and not on the poem submission. Paper copy submissions should be printed on 8 ½” x 11” white paper and stapled in the upper left corner.

• Submissions need to be e-mailed or postmarked between November 1 and December 16, 2013. Early, late, or faxed submissions will not be accepted. Paper copy submissions will not be returned.

• A qualified judging panel will review all entries and make the final selections. Selected poets will be notified.

Word Flow Submission

Guidelines:

• Poets must be 14 to 18 years old or in high school and must reside in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha or Winona counties.

• All poetry styles are welcome for submission.

• Poems must be submitted as a digital attachment through e-mail.

• Send to wordflow@selco.info as one of the following document types: .doc, .txt, .rtf, or .pdf.

• Submit a one-page cover sheet containing the title of the poem, your name, age, address, and phone number. Your name should appear on the cover sheet and not on the poem.

• Only one poem may be submitted and may not exceed three pages. The cover page will not be counted as one of the three pages.

• Submissions need to be e-mailed between November 1 and December 16, 2013. Early, late, or faxed submissions will not be accepted.

• A qualified judging panel will review all entries and make the final selection. Selected poets will be notified.

SELCO retains the right to print the submissions in both anthologies. For more information, e-mail poetry@selco.info or call the SELCO office at (507) 288-5513 or 1-800-992-5061. This information has also been posted to the SELCO website at www.selco.info. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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