200 First Prize and Publication in the Fall 2012 In Our Own Words Writer's Guidelines To reward a poet whose writing
1. Inspires others to value human life and the natural world instead of values based on short-term economic advantage 2. Speaks for community-centered values,democratic processes, especially those whose voices are seldom heard 3. Demonstrates poetic excellence 4. Educates readers of the relevance of the past to the present and future
Submission Deadline: 6/1/12.
Poems should be typed, and formatted as desired. Three poems maximum, any style or form. We prefer unpublished work, but published poems may be submitted. If published before, please include where, when and any acknowledgement information we may need. While we take reasonable care with all your work, be sure not to send your only copies.
Send a stamped self addresses envelop with enough postage to return your work. Send an index card with your name, mailing address, email, phone and title of each poem submitted listed on it. If your poem is selected for the Poetry Prize, we will need a brief (50 word) biographical statement from you. That's it. Winners will be selected each July. Good Luck!
Anne McCrady has been awarded the 2011 Burning Bush Poetry Prize for Directions to Peace.
W.F. Lantry received an Honorable Mention for Unsheltered.