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Announcing the 2009 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest

 

SPONSORED BY:

Ain't Got No Press, Assume Nothing Press,  Cheryl Snell, Chocolate Waters, Colin Galbraith, Daniel S. Irwin, David E. Patton, Deborah P Kolodji, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Holly Rose Review, LLC, Jerry Garcia, Katherine L. Gordon, LB Sedlacek, Linda Leedy Schneider, Lovely Trinkets, Magdalena Ball, Matthew Abuelo, Mike Scheidemann (Voices; Israel English Poetry Assoc.), Ohan Press, Poetic Matrix Press, R)v Press - Re)verb, Radman Productions, Robert Arthur Reeves, Rolland Vasin, Science Fiction Poetry Association, Skysaje Enterprises, The Free Speech Emporium Cyber Book Store and E-Book Publishing Company, The Ranfurly Review, Stazja McFadyen, WinningWriters.com

It's our twelfth annual Poetry Contest featuring cash prizes and 29 sponsors who've donated over 70 additional prizes. Last year we were able to send every contest entrant a prize for participating and with even more prizes on this year's roster, we're hoping to do the same. (Click here for information on sponsoring this year's contest.)

Read below for all the Entry Guidelines, The Complete Prize List, The Judges, and the 2009 Contest Calendar.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

The Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest Is open to all human beings on planet Earth. (except for the three judges)


Enter as many poems as you like.


Poems may be of any style, length, or subject matter.


This contest is separate from weekly Poet of the Week consideration though submissions for Poet of the week consideration must be separate from Contest Submissions and the same poems may not be submitted for both.


There is a One Dollar Per Poem (US Funds Only) entry fee.


Poems are sent to the three contest judges with your name removed. The judges score each poem from 0-5 using quarter point intervals. (0, .25, .5, .75, 1, 1.25, 1.5, etc...)


Poems are sent to judges only after you fill out the Contest Entry Form and we have received your payment.
There are three easy steps to entering the contest:

STEP 1 FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM
STEP 2 E-MAIL YOUR POEMS
Guidelines on how and where to email poems will be
displayed once you submit the contest entry form.
STEP 3 PAY THE ENTRY FEE
Guidelines on how and where to submit your $1 per poem entry
fee will be displayed once you submit the contest entry form.

Click here to go to the entry form


DEADLINES ETC.:

Deadline for postmarking entry fees (or paying them via PayPal) is Saturday, September 19, 2008.


Regardless of when you postmark, your entry fees must be received by Friday, September 25, so if you're mailing your entry fee, please account for the amount of time it will take for your it to travel between your home and Los Angeles.


This is a not for profit contest. All of the collected entry fees will be divided between the top three scoring poems (minus postage for mailing out additional prizes. See Prize List below)


Once your entry fee is received, your poems will be sent with your name removed to the three judges who will score them 0 - 5 (5 being best).


Your poems will not be forwarded to the judges until your entry fee is received.


If you have any questions or need any of the contest details clarified, please e-mail Contest@PoetrySuperHighway.com


PRIZES:

First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH

Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of interest to poets and writers.

The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.

Our goal is to be able to send every single person who enters the contest something.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor to this years contest in exchange for promotional consideration, please click HERE for the details.

Additional Prizes:


Ain't Got No Press
1 copy of the book "I Am My Own Orange County" by Rick Lupert

Artists in Action International
3 copies of "The Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry" by various contributors

Assume Nothing Press
1 copy of the book Red Headed Eskimos by LB Sedlacek

Cheryl Snell
1 copy of the book "Samsara" by Cheryl Snell

Chocolate Waters
2 copies of the book "Ladies and Gentlemen: the Hudson Pier Poets" a collection of (mostly) NYC poet

Colin Galbraith
2 copies of the book "Fringe Fantastic" by Colin Galbraith

Daniel S. Irwin
1 copy of the book 'Observations Short of Reason' by Daniel S. Irwin
1 copy of the Book 'Mein Krap' by Daniel S. Irwin
1 copy of the Book 'East of Bengazi' by Daniel S. Irwin

David E. Patton
2 copies of the book "The Trinity" by David E. Patton

Deborah P Kolodji
1 copy of "red planet dust" by Deborah P Kolodji

Don Kingfisher Campbell
2 copies of the book "Campbell's Classics" by Don Kingfisher Campbell

The Free Speech Emporium Cyber Book Store and E-Book Publishing Company
1 contract with the FSE Publishing Company of formatting a writer's work into one copy of an E-Book in DNL format

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine
5 copies of the current issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

Holly Rose Review, LLC
1 small book ad on the Holly Rose Review website for one issue (six months)
1 small banner ad on the Holly Rose Review website for one issue (six months)

Jerry Garcia
3 copies of photographer Jerry Garcia's California Broadside w/Joni Mitchell lyric.

Katherine L. Gordon
2 copies of the book "Moon Flares" by I.B. Iskov and Katherine L. Gordon

LB Sedlacek
1 copy of the book "Alexandra's Wreck" by LB Sedlacek

Linda Leedy Schneider
1 forty-five minute phone consultation with an experienced poetry and writing mentor. Session could include goals, process, publication, frustration, the writing life, or any topic agreed upon through E-mail.

Lovely Trinkets
6 $6 gift certificates to the Lovely Trinkets web-store

Magdalena Ball
1 autographed copy of the book "Quark Soup" by Magdalena Ball

Matthew Abuelo
2 copies of the book "Organic Hotels" by Matthew Abuelo

Mike Scheidemann (Voices; Israel English Poetry Assoc.)
1 copy of the book "Another Song Another Eden" by Mike Scheidemann
2 copies of the 2009 Voices Poetry Anthology

Ohan Press
2 copies of the book "At Quarter Past Reality" by Helene Pilibosian

Poetic Matrix Press
1 copy of the book "Driven into the Shade" by Brandon Cesmat

R)v Press - Re)verb
5 copies of the poetry magazine "Re)verb" issue #5
5 copies of the poetry magazine "Re)verb" issue #4
5 copies of the poetry magazine "Re)verb" issue #3

Radman Productions
2 copies of the book "To The Nines" by Radomir Luza and Don Kingfisher Campbell

The Ranfurly Review
1 feature spread in the December 2009 issue of the Ranfurly Review, consisting of 1) a selection of the poet's work, 2) an interview and 3) inclusion of any associated artwork/photography applicable.

Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "If I Could Be the Stone: Poems 2002-2005" by Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "The Closed Shrine: Poems 2000-2002" by Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "Too Little to Kill: Poems 1972-1999" by Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "Belt: Selected Lesser Poems" by Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "Ladder & Palette" by Robert Arthur Reeves
1 copy of the book "The Hardest Thing: Poems 2006-2008" by Robert Arthur Reeves

Rolland Vasin
$250 added to the entry fees collected to be divided amongst the contest winners

Science Fiction Poetry Association
1 One-Year's Membership to the Science Fiction Poetry Association

Skysaje Enterprises
1 copy of the spoken word CD "Dragons Dance volume one" by Larence Berger

Southern California Haiku Study Group
2 copies of "Shell Gathering," the 2009 Haiku Anthology of the Southern California Haiku Study Group

WinningWriters.com
1 one-year subscription to Poetry Contest Insider, a comprehensive online directory of over 1,000 poetry and prose contests, a $31.80 value


MEET YOUR JUDGES:

Ellaraine Lockie (Sunnyvale, California)
Ellaraine Lockie writes poetry, nonfiction books and essays. She's received a writing residency at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA, eleven Pushcart Prize nominations, the Lois Beebe Hayna Award from The Eleventh Muse, the One Page Poem Prize from the Missouri Writers' Guild, the Writecorner Press Poetry Award, the Skysaje Poetry Prize, the Dean Wagner Poetry Prize and the Elizabeth R. Curry Prize from SLAB, among many other awards. Recently released is Mod Gods and Luggage Straps, a poetry/art broadside from BrickBat Revue. Forthcoming are chapbooks from FootHills Publishing and Pudding House. Lockie also teaches a poetry workshop for schools, libraries and writing groups, and she serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh. Her home page is on Literati at: http://literati.net/ellaraine-lockie


F.J. Bergmann (Poynette, Wisconsin)
F.J. Bergmann frequents Wisconsin. She has no academic literary qualifications, but hangs out a lot with people who do. Publication credits include Asimovís, DIAGRAM, Southern Poetry Review, Subtropics, and Weird Tales. She is the winner of the 2008 SFPA Rhysling Award for the Short Poem and the author of three chapbooks: Constellation of the Dragonfly (Plan B Press, 2008), Aqua Regia (Parallel Press 2007), and Sauce Robert (Pavement Saw Press 2003). One of her pseudopodia can reach all the way from the bedroom to the refrigerator.


Salvatore Buttaci (Princeton, West Virginia)
Salvatore Buttaciís poems, stories, articles, and letters have appeared widely in publications that include New York Times, U. S. A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor. He was the recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award in 2007 and second-place winner in the 2008 Poetry Super Highway Contest. Buttaci has lectured on Sicilian American pride and conducted numerous poetry workshops and readings. Retired from teaching, Salvatore Buttaci lives with his wife Sharon in Princeton, West Virginia.


2009 CONTEST CALENDAR:

July 2: Contest begins


July 6 - 12: Judges featured as Poets of the Week


July 12, 2:00 pm (pacific): PSH Live Judges Event: Live broadcast where Judges will have the chance to read poems and discuss the contest and you can call in live and ask them questions. Click here for more info.


September 19: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be received by PayPal or postmarked by September 19 or they'll be returned.)


September 26: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.


October 1: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied scores.)


October 4: 2pm (pacific) PSH Live Event: "Winners Announced" in a special broadcast. Listen to it live and if any of the winners happen to be listening, they'll be invited to call in and read their winning entries live on the air..


October 5 - 11: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.


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