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2014 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest    
 
Deadline:  July 26, 2014
For International artists’ 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest — Enter Now!
 
 As part of the celebration of National Poetry Month,  the contest presents five new categories: “Once Upon A Time,” “Ten Years From Now,” “It’s A Miracle,” “A Journey Worth Taking” and “People Are Funny.” 
Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest.  Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.Entry Forms and Contest Rules are can be downloaded from www.libraryatlincoln.org

Entry Forms must be received no later than Saturday, July 26, 2014.  Early submissions are appreciated.

Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Voices of Lincoln event to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA.  Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

Last year, one hundred thirty-three (133) poets submitted 272 poems. We had 56 entrants submit 81 poems in the “Young Poets” category. The 2013 contest had entries from 34 California cities and 10 out-of-state cities from eight (8) states. In addition, the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest went international again last year. One entry came from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. 

The Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest is presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln and is sponsored by the Lincoln Library and the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

Deadline: 07-26-2014
Poets Club of Lincoln
Lincoln, CA

Contact: Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator
email: slolowe@icloud.com
Phone: 916.408.1274
Website: www.libraryatlincoln.org

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California Writers Club Young Writers Contest: 

I will post first, second and third place winners on this blog after they have been contacted personally.  (Process has begun!  Judging is complete!)  Fabulous entries from all over Contra Costa. 

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