The Second Annual Cyclamens and Swords Poetry Contest is under way!


First prize is $300, second prize $100, third prize $50 and seven honorable mentions.


The top ten poems will be published on the Cyclamens and Swords website. A chapbook containing the winning poems and the honorable mentions will be sent to the winners in addition to their cash prize.

What to submit

This is an open contest for poetry of any style or theme. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem(s) simultaneously to this contest and others and you may submit poems that have been published elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights.

Submission period

Submissions accepted from June 1st until 30th November 2009.


Poems not to exceed 30 lines length (excluding title and spaces between stanzas).

Entry Fee

$5 (NIS20) for a submission of one poem, $10 (NIS40) for a submission of three poems, $15 (NIS60) for a submission of six poems. Go to the Payments Page to pay via PayPal or send cash or check (sorry only Israel checks) to P.O. Box 21 , Metulla 10292 , ISRAEL .

How to submit

Online entries must be emailed to

Poems should be in one single Word or .rtf attachment. Each poem should be on a separate page. Include your contact details: name, address, email address, telephone numbers only once in the document.

Entries may also be mailed to: Cyclamens and Swords Publishing, P.O. Box 21 , Metulla 10292 , ISRAEL (postmarked no later than 30th November 2008).

Click here to read last year’s winning entries

Johnmichael Simon
Chief Editor









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