THE CURIO COAST SPRING POETRY PRIZE
Why not tickle the muse to keep the fires of poetry licking our brains this winter? This contest closes on the spring equinox, but your subject doesn't have to relate to the seasons. Surprise us!
Prize & Fees:
Prize: $100. Winner & 2 honorable mentions will be published on wiselittleraccoon.zaadz.com
$10 fee per 3 poems, no poem more than 2 pages each. One writer may send more than 3 poems, $10 per each group of 3.
Each poem should be printed in a 12 point, easily readable font. The writer’s name, address, phone number and email address should be in the upper right hand corner of each page--front or back is acceptable. Folding to fit a letter sized envelope is fine. Simultaneous submission and previously published work is welcome--We want your best! Please keep copies of your work. We do not return submissions.
We will be looking for fresh, specific imagery, economy, rhythm, interesting subject matter and overall poetic craft. Tone can be edgy or inspirational. Any topic is welcome. Submissions will be reviewed by Wren Tuatha and Curio Coast Productions volunteers.
Deadline & Submission Address:
March 20, 2008 (spring equinox) Prize Announcement: April 20, 2008
Make check payable to Curio Coast Productions. Mail submissions to:
Curio Coast Spring Poetry Prize
21300 Heathcote Road
Freeland, MD 21053
Wren is Artist-in-Residence at Heathcote Center. Her poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Digges’ Choice, The Baltimore Women’s TImes, The Green Revolution and the anthology Blood and Tears. She received a Young Authors Award in Poetry from The Courier Journal. She is a founding member of Baltimore’s Sunday Salon critique group. She wrote a stage play from her poetry, This Is How She Steps on Snakes, which she performed in Baltimore and at Towson University. The journal Grub Street awarded her first prize for slam poetry.
Wren Tuatha is principally a screenwriter, under the banner Curio Coast Productions. She wrote the feature scripts Bacca Blooms, Strands of Emily, This Is How She Steps on Snakes and My Second Simone. She is currently developing feature film scripts for collaboration with Rattle the Cage and others. She studied poetry, as well as Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and education at the University of Louisville. Her short films, “Totems of a Road-Colored Goat” and “Sparrow, Like Everyone,” are poem treatments.
Her poems and projects can be viewed at:http://wiselittleraccoon.gaia.com/