Swords Poetry Contest Reminder
and Swords contributor,
This message is for those of you who entered our past
contests as well as those of you who submit to our regular
deadline for this year’s Cyclamens and Swords Poetry Contest
is the 30th of November and we invite you as in
previous years to give your choice poems a chance of winning
some of the $450 prize money as well as publication in a
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. Only poems that have won cash prizes in
other contests are excluded.
Entry fee - $5 for one poem, $10 for 3 poems, $15 for 6
Length - Not to exceed 30 lines length (excluding title and
spaces between stanzas).
Prizes - First prize $300, second prize $100, third prize
$50 and seven honorable mentions. Winning poems and
honorable mentions will be published in our winter issue. A
chapbook containing these poems will be published and
presented to the winners in addition to their cash prize.
Judges – Ricky Rapoport Friesem, Helen Bar-Lev and
Johnmichael Simon. We believe that our system of having
three judges working independently and by then combining and
averaging the three scores is the best and fairest way of
giving every entry an unbiased chance of winning a prize.
Poems, of course, are judged anonymously.
Deadline - November
Full guidelines at
...and of course
we are still accepting submissions to our December issue…The
Theme for our December Issue is HEALTH
your poetry submissions on this subject
§ Short stories can be submitted on ANY SUBJECT
§ And of course, interesting and high quality artwork
§ Submit now. Early submissions stand a better chance of
§ For submission guidelines, please go to:
THIS NEWSLETTER TO YOUR FELLOW POETS, WRITERS AND ARTISTS.
Johnmichael Simon & Helen Bar-Lev, Editors