Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday Club of St. Louis 86th Original Poetry Contest for Local Poets

Founded in 1890, the Wednesday Club of St. Louis has a long history of supporting the arts and intellectual pursuits in the St. Louis area. The club's goal is "to provide a center of thought and action for the advancement of education, science, philanthrophy, literature, and the arts."

If you are a poet who lives within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis, the Wednesday Club of St. Louis has a contest you might want to consider. The club has invited poets to enter its Eighty-Sixth Original Poetry Contest. The submission deadline is Feb 1, 2012, and the awards reception is April 11, 2012. Acclaimed poet Mark Halliday is this year's judge.

Entrants must be over 18 and live within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis. Prizes range from $400-$100. The submission guidelines are quite specific. If you want to find out more about the contest, here is a link to the contest guidelines.

The Wednesday Club of St. Louis also is sponsoring a Junior Poetry Contest for local high school students in grades 10-12, who must submit through their school's English Department. That contest will be judged by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Here is a link for the contest guidelines for the Junior Poetry Contest.

The Wednesday Club's 86th Original Poetry Contest is a great opportunity to showcase the talent of local poets. If I were a decent poet I would enter, but with my limited poetry skills I wouldn't have a chance. But I hope that some of my visitors who are poets will check out the contest. If you do enter, good luck!

10 comments:

  1. Donna--Thanks so much for the heads-up. I don't write much poetry that's not too-personal to submit, but perhaps I can dig something up and at least submit.

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  2. You are kind to share all those links. I exceed that radius by about ten miles, but since I don't write poetry, the point it moot. I just commented in order to use the term "moot". I also like the word "festooned". So I compliment you on your post festooned with links. :)

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  3. Hi Sioux,
    You are welcome. Hope you can find something to submit!

    Hi Val,
    Yay. I'm happy your comment showed up. The past few haven't for some reason.
    And I compliment you on your use of moot and festooned in the same paragraph.

    Donna

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  4. Poetry is not my forte, but the Wednesday Club sounds quite interesting.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  5. Thanks for sharing, however, I'm not a poet :-(

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  6. Hi Pat,
    I think you're a great poet. Didn't you win a Saturday Writers poetry contest once?

    Hi Lynn,
    You are welcome. I'm no poet either.

    Donna

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  7. Wow--doesn't look like there's a charge to enter, either! Thanks for sharing again, Donna.

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  8. Hi Tammy,
    You are welcome.
    It is an impressive contest, and with no entry fee it makes the contest even more attracive.
    Donna

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  9. Donna, you are a gem. Thanks for this. I am going to enter. Thank you.

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  10. Hi Linda,
    You are welcome and thanks for your kind words. I've read a few of the poems you have shared on your blog -- and they are wonderful. You should enter, and good luck. I hope you are a winner.
    Donna

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