4th annual beyond baroque

poetry contest

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NICK FLYNN TO JUDGE

BEYOND BAROQUE'S 

4TH ANNUAL POETRY

CONTEST


The 4th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest accepts entries from anywhere in the United States. You may begin submitting poems June 1, 2013. Postmark deadline for entries is September 1, 2013. This year's judge is award-winning poet, Nick Flynn.

Nick Flynn is the author of two books of poetry, “Some Ether”, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber” - both from Graywolf. He has been awarded fellowships by The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress and The Amy Lowell Trust. He is also the author of “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City”, which was adapted into the feature film “Being Flynn.” His poems and writing have been featured in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio’s “This American Life.”

PRIZES

First Prize: $1000

Second Prize: $500

Third Prize: $250

Five Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

All winners will be invited, at their own expense, to read their poem at the Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest Reading on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center in Venice, California.

RULES

  1. Entrants must reside in the United States. No previously published poems accepted.
  2. Poems must be written in English, or include an English translation.
  3. Entries of 1-3 poems must be accompanied by a check or money order for $15.
  4. You may submit up to 3 poems per entry fee, and each poem has a maximum line limit of 40.
  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. Poems should have the title of the poem but no personal infomation about the poet. 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 (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 envelope.
  8. All entries must be postmarked by September 1, 2013.

    Click HERE to download and/or print the PDF with entry instructions.