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4th Annual Summer Poetry Contest

Hello Poets! It's that time of year where we work on our tans, or blockage of any tan, and enjoy the long days and steamy nights! It's Summer, our favorite time of year! That also means, it's time to launch our Annual Summer Poetry Contest!


We know you've been writing through the entire year and have many amazing words to share! Why not send your best poems to the 4th Annual Los Angeles Poet Society Summer Poetry Contest? Your poem could be the winner of a cash prize!


Past winners include: Mary Torregrossa, Tresha Haefner, & Alexis Rhone Fancher


This years' contest topic: Summer of Peace


In no more than 200 lines, send us your poetic interpretation of "Summer of Peace".
All submitted work will be judged by Los Angeles Poet Society and a featured Guest Judge.
$1 donation per entry (details below).

The Prize
The sole winner will win a cash prize that includes all the proceeds from the contest entry donations.
The winner will also be published on the Los Angeles Poet Society website and invited to give a reading of the winning poem. (*Note: Los Angeles Poet Society will not pay for travel fees)


Criteria to Enter
Submit up to 3 poems max per person
Poems must be less than 200 lines
Submitted work must not be previously published

*** Please make sure that your name only appears on your cover page, and not on each page of your poem(s).***

Submission Deadline is September 15th, midnight

How to Enter
Email a text document (.doc, .rtf, pdf, .txt) to with subject line:
 “2015 Summer Poetry Contest ”; first name last name

Deadline for entry: September 15th, 2015, midnight


$1 donation asked for each entry. Donations can be made as a gift to our paypal account:   Make sure to send as a gift so the full $1.00 is posted to paypal.

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