5th annual beyond baroque

poetry contest



The 5th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest has begun accepting submissions as of June 1, 2014. The contest accepts
entries from anywhere in the United States. The postmark deadline for entries is September 5, 2014. The judge for this year's
contest judge is award winning poet and professor, David St. John from Los Angeles, California.  

First Prize: $1,000  
Second Prize: $500  
Third Prize: $250  

Five Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.  
All winners and honorable mentions will be invited, at their own expense, to read their poem(s) at the Beyond Baroque
Poetry Contest Reading on November 9, 2014 at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California, at 2:00 PM.  

Mail entries with reading fee to: 

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
2014 Poetry Contest
681 Venice Blvd. 
Venice Beach
Los Angeles CA 90291

Winners announced October 20, 2014.
1. Entrants must reside in the United States.   
2. Poems must be submitted in English.  If the poem has been translated from another language, please submit the
original as well. No previously published poems will be accepted, simultaneous submissions are accepted, but if your poem is accepted somewhere else before the deadline, you will be asked to withdraw or replace it with another poem.
3. Entries of 1-4 poems must be accompanied by a check or money order for $20 made out to Beyond Baroque.
No online submissions or payments will be accepted.
4. You may submit up to 4 poems per entry fee, and each poem has a maximum line limit of 42 for each poem. 
5. Each entry should be accompanied by a cover letter with the author's name, address, phone number, email address
and the title of each poem being submitted.  
6. This is a blind judging. POEMS SHOULD HAVE ONLY THE TITLE OF THE POEM ON THEM, but no personal information
such as the poet’s name. If the poem takes up more than one sheet of paper, each page should be numbered with the title
of the poem on it, and the number of pages listed on each page (1 of 2, and 2 of 2, etc.). 
7. If you wish to receive confirmation of your submission, please include your email address, or a self-addressed, stamped
8. All entries must be postmarked by September 5, 2014.

For more information contact: specialevents@beyondbaroque.org.

About this year’s judge:

Photo credit: Vivienne St. Jonh


David St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with
many of the most significant prizes for poets, including both the Rome
Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy
and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career
award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare
Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award
from Beyond Baroque. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry
(including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for The National Book
Award in Poetry), most recently the collections, The Auroras and The
, as well as a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled
Where the Angels Come Toward Us. He is also the co-editor of American
Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry
. David St. John has written libretti
for the opera, THE FACE, and for the choral symphony, THE SHORE.
He lives in Venice Beach, California.