The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice

Arizona State Poetry Society

 














The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 

    ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S

 

2018 ANNUAL CONTEST

 

  1. ASPS AWARD

Any subject

Any form - 60 line limit

Sponsor: Arizona State Poetry Society

Prize:  1st $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

 

2.  LEGACY AWARD

In honor of my mother, Priscilla White

Any Subject, Any form, Maximum 2 typewritten pages     

Sponsor:  Christy White

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

 

3.  FREE VERSE

Any Subject

Up to 32 lines

Sponsor:  Tucson Poetry Society

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

4.  WESTERN THEME

Any form – 32 line limit

Sponsor:  Scottsdale Mustang Poets

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

 

5. TRADITIONAL RHYMING POETRY

Any subject – 32 line limit

Sponsor: Sun Cities Poetry Society

               & an anonymous donor

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

 

6.  POETIC SATIRE

Any Form

Length: 40 Lines

Sponsor:  East Valley Poetry Society

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20



CONTEST GUIDELINES / RULES

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contest(s). Any number of poems may be entered in each category, but each individual poem may be submitted only once per entire contest. All entries need not be sent in at one time. Submissions without fees will be disqualified.

 

Mailed entries:

Each poem must have the following information in the Upper Right Corner:

Category  #  and Title of Category

 

INCLUDE A PAGE LISTING POEM NAMES WITH THE FIRST LINE

(We insist on the first line! Please!)

AND YOUR ADDRESS, EMAIL, & PHONE NUMBER

 

FORMAT: Submit one clearly typed copy of each poem (in English only), on 8-1/2"x11" white paper, without lines/ no illustrations. Submit each poem on a separate page; no staples, unless an individual poem exceeds one page.

 

Spaces or breaks between stanzas will not count as a line. Spaces or breaks for effect only will be counted as lines. Introductory or editorial remarks, quotations, dedications, etc. will be included in the total line count.

 

For consistency poems should be submitted in Times New Roman 12.

 

Carefully read AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

 

ENTRY FEE per poem: $3.00 US. Check or money order to: ASPS Annual Contest

 

 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2018, received by 11:59 pm. If mailing, send First Class or Priority Mail only (Not Registered or any form of delivery requiring signature). Mail entries and #10 (business) self-addressed stamped envelope to:

 

Christy White, ASPS President

1145 E. Kaler Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85020

 

JUDGES: Qualified non-ASPS members. Decisions are final. List of judges to accompany results sent via SASE provided by contestant, at completion of competition, or posted online.

 

PRIZE WINNERS: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winning poems will be published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters. Winners receive a copy and award certificate. Sandcutters claims first publication rights. Honorable Mentions will be listed in Sandcutters.

 

ASPS members receive Sandcutters as a benefit of membership.

 

Membership dues are $25.00 per calendar year. More information is available at www.azpoetry.webs.com


[email protected] or 480-677-0000

azpoetry.webs.com



                                        ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS!
           SEND YOUR ENTRIES VIA EMAIL TO:  [email protected]

Send entries as Word Doc attachments.

SUBJECT LINE:  2018 CONTEST ENTRY

BODY:  Include your mailing address
(if you win - we send a check!)

Your phone number (so editor can reach you if needed
when we print your winning poem.)

List poem titles and fees sent.

After July 15, PAY YOUR FEES using PayPal on our website:
http://azpoetry.webs.com/apps/webstore/

                                Use  ANNUAL CONTEST FEES 2018

We will send a receipt and confirmation of poems received and fees paid.

ASPS 2018 Officer Election Results Announced

The votes are in for the 2018 officers and the following were 100% unanimously approved by the membership:

 

                                          President – Christy White

                                          Vice President – Stuart Watkins

                                          Treasurer – Eva Willis

                                          Secretary – Kris Perry

 

Thank you to Kris Perry for volunteering to hold the Secretary position!

 

Thank you to all who voted and to the new officers!


To view the most recent Monthly Contest

Winners, visit the NEWS page.

For information about the 2016 and

2017Sandcutters, visit the NEWS page.


We are having some difficulty with our webstore, though it does seem to be working for some things, like your dues!

Please see below for information on how to purchase a book.


Visit the SANDCUTTERS page for the 2018 Monthly Subjects.


Members who have paid their annual dues are eligible to submit poems to our monthly contests. To read the guidelines, click here:

http://azpoetry.webs.com/sandcutters.htm


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Not an ASPS Member yet?

SO VERY SORRY, WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH OUR WEBSTORE. WE ARE WORKING ON IT. IF YOU WISH TO PAY YOUR DUES AND/OR PURCHASE A BOOK, PLEASE GO THROUGH THE WEBSTORE AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE TOTAL OF YOUR PURCHASE, BE OLD FASHIONED AND WRITE A CHECK. YOU MAY SEND IT TO:

ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY, 1145 E. KALER DR., PHOENIX, AZ 85020

Thank you for your patience!

Click on "Web Store" to pay your $25 annual dues through our website. We're doing our best to make it easy on you!

If you wish to join any of our branches, please contact that branch as their dues may range from $5 to $10 per year.

Visit our Webstore for purchase of our previous Annual Contest Anthologies and our annual journal, Sandcutters!

Please note that being a website member is not the same as being a member of the Arizona State Poetry Society.