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9th Annual poetry contest




          Roanoke, VA – Virginia’s Roanoke Valley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, winner of the 2009 Perry Kendig Award, is pleased to announce its 9th Annual Poetry Competition.

          Proceeds from the Poetry Competition fund an annual scholarship, given to adult students who have returned to school.

          Postmark deadline for entries is September 25, 2009. Cost per poem is $5.00; make checks payable to Roanoke Valley Branch, NLAPW. Prizes are $100, $75, $50 and Honorable Mention $5.

          Rene Parks Lanier, Jr., Professor of English emeritus at Radford University, will judge the poems. Professor Lanier served for many years as Poet-in-the-Schools at numerous Virginia counties and has been published in many small press and academic magazines. He also served five years as president of the Appalachian Writers’ Association.

          Poems are limited to 40 lines but may be on any subject and in any form. Please read the complete rules at roanokepenwomen.blogspot.com to ensure entry.

          Generally, the rules are:

1) Only original, unpublished poetry accepted. Websites are considered publishing.

2) Submit two copies of each poem, typed on 8 ½” x 11″ paper. Name, address and e-mail address on only one copy. No entry by e-mail. Incorrectly submitted poems will be disqualified. Poems and fees will not be returned.

3. Entry must be postmarked by September 25, 2009.

4) Winners will be notified by November 20, 2009.


Mail entries to:

Peggy Shifflett, Co-Chairman

700 Cherrywood Road

Salem, VA 24153



Reminder: New (FREE) sci fi contest starts Wednesday


The next L Ron Hubbard sci fi contest starts Wednesday, July 1

no entry fee; 17,000 words max; sci fi, fantasy, dark fantasy; big cash prizes!