Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Muse Prize

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Muse Prize is currently accepting contest entries through Feb. 1 , 2011; $6 entry fee.

Please read the following rules carefully in order to avoid disqualification:

Contestant must be a Wisconsin resident 18 years of age or older.
The entry form must be completed in full, included with the submission and postmarked by the contest deadline date listed on the entry form.
Only one original unpublished poem not under consideration elsewhere may be entered in the WFOP Muse Prize contest. 75 line maximum. Send two copies of poem. Plagiarism disqualifies the contestant.
Manuscript must be typed on 8.5" x 11" white paper, one side only. Writer's name should not appear on the page with the poem.
An entry fee of $3.00 for WFOP members and $6.00 for non-members must accompany the submission. Checks are to be made out to WFOP Literary Fund. Mail to Muse / Jerome J. Jagielski, 572 Berwyn Drive, Fontana, WI 53125-1556. Send entry in #10 business-size envelope only.
Prizes are: 1st place—$200.00 and trophy; 2nd—$100.00; 3rd—$75.00.
Only the winners will be notified prior to the WFOP Spring Conference. The list of winners will be published in the WFOP Museletter and posted on the Contests page after the conference.
Prizes will be awarded only if there are sufficient entries and the contest judge determines that an entry warrants a prize award.
The first place-winner of the WFOP Muse Prize will be ineligible to enter that contest again for three years.
WFOP is not responsible for lost manuscripts. Do not send a SASE. Entries will not be returned and there will be no notification if an entry is disqualified for failure to follow any of the above rules.
Author retains all rights to his/her work.
Send entries to:

Muse / Jerome J. Jagielski
572 Berwyn Drive
Fontana, WI 53125-1556

For complete contest rules and submission guidelines, go to http://www.wfop.org/contests/muse.html

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