Rules and Contest Details

RULES:

 

  • ENTRY FEES:

            For ASPS members ~ $1 Per poem.  No limit to number of poems submitted.  More than one poem

                         can be submitted for any contest.

            For non-members ~ $5 per poem.  NO MORE THAN 5 SUBMISSIONS.

 

  • The same poem may not be entered into more than one category.

 

  • Poems cannot have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest.

 

  • Poems cannot have been published before in an on-line magazine/publication or a journal, book or other professional source.

 

  • No limit on number of entries for ASPS members, but only one award per contest.   (Send SASE for winners’ list--#10 envelope only)

 

  • Line limit for all contests is 40 lines unless otherwise specified.

Paper Submissions:

 

  • REQUIREMENTS:

  • Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8 ½ x 11 paper using plain type and fonts only:

            On each copy, put category name and number in upper left hand corner.

            On one copy only, put your name, address, e-mail and “member” or “non-member”

            in upper right hand corner.

                        (Address labels are acceptable.)

 

  • Mail entries and fees to

           Jerri Hardesty, New Dawn Unlimited, Inc., 1830 Marvel Road, Brierfield, AL 35035

            QUESTIONS ?  e-mail wytrabbit1@aol.com.

Postmarked by or received online by 11:59 PM
September 7

Electronic Submissions:

DUE A LOT OF CONFUSION, THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED TO PDF files only! 

  • Submit a PDF file of your poems as listed in REQUIREMENTS, above. It's all the same, except this will be a single file
    instead of a single pile of paper. PDF will be the only form accepted. Other formats will be deleted w/o reimbursement.
    Any normal word processor will have a "print to PDF" function. 

  • This is a SINGLE PDF file consisting of two instances of each poem, first copy named, second copy unattributed.

  • Let me RESTATE this. Two copies of each, in order as such:  A named/ A unattributed then B named/ B unattributed... etc.

  • Members be sure to LOG IN to the website so that the members-only PayPal link displays!

  • Upload a single document only. Multiple documents will not be accepted. If you decide to enter more contests after already having submitted a PDF previously, contact steven.a.gillis@gmail.com. Steven will delete your previous submission and then let you know that you can re-submit a new file. He will respond within 24 hours.

    Current Specifications for each Contest is found in the Current Contests Download Link above.

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Alabama State Poetry Society

P.O. Box 2308

Huntsville, AL 35804