Sunday, January 27, 2008

National Poetry Month Contest

Color Online is sponsoring a poetry contest. This event is hosted by Alternatives for Girls, 903 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, 48208. Contestants may submit poems in any form they choose. Works must be original and not previously submitted for competition or publication.

Contest deadline is April 23rd.

Prizes will include gift cards, collections and books. Writing workshops to help craft your pieces will be offered Wednesdays between 5-7pm on 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 & 4/23rd. Participation is not required but encouraged. Register for workshops with Annetta in the library.

A reception and reading will be held on April 30th in the Ford Room. Awards will be presented to winners and honorable mentions.

We encourage poets to explore themes that are central to girl and women studies: empowerment, spirituality, body image, inner strength, community activism, self-awareness, equality, political action, diversity, multiculturalism, self-esteem, reproductive health and sexuality.


Contest deadline is April 23rd.

• Entries must be submitted via email at
• 3 entry maximum; submit each entry separately.
• Email subject line should read: CO Poetry Contest.
• In the body of the email include full name, phone number and title of poem.
• Submit poem as an attachment; only put title on attachment.
• Minimum line length: 3 Max: 25

1st place- $50 cash and poetry collection
2nd place- $25 cash and poetry collection
3rd place- gift card and poetry collection
Honorable mentions will receive gift cards or poetry collections

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