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Sarah Mook Poetry Contest

(Grades K-12) 2024, our twentieth year!

Once again, we received more than 1,000 entries! Winning poems came from seven different states and also from China! We are grateful for your support and hope to see even more poems in 2024. Our mission is for young poets to know their voices matter and are valued. Thank you, poets, and a special thanks to all the teachers, parents, and mentors too!

SARAH MOOK POETRY CONTEST

PSOV asks you to please pass this announcement along to teachers, friends, parents and young poets who’s words are needed to enrich all of our lives. https://www.sarahmookpoetrycontest.com/guidelines.html

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PoemTown St. Johnsbury

Call for Submissions

Vermont poets are invited to submit one or two original poems to PoemTown St. Johnsbury 2024, using this year’s theme as a point of departure: “Eclipse.” As always, PoemTown St. Johnsbury welcomes submissions from writers of any age, both amateur and published poets. Writers who live in the Northeast Kingdom are strongly encouraged to participate.

Poems must be submitted to Catamount Arts by midnight on February 29, 2024...Poets are asked to read the submission guidelines carefully.  

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PoemTown Randolph

April is National Poetry Month and PoemTown Randolph is looking forward to its 11th year! The PoemTown team has opened this year’s solicitation of original poetry submissions. Selected poems will be published on broadsides to be posted on windows of Randolph businesses and along the river trail during the month of April 2024. Selected poems will be published in this year’s print anthology, PoemTown Randolph 2024. There will be a full slate of live poetry reading events in April and open mic events in February and March. You can find the detailed submission instructions, in addition to more info about this year’s live events, on the PoemTown web site at www.poemtown.org. Submissions are due by February 15, 2024. We are also pleased to announce a grant opportunity for poets seeking to improve their skills. Interested parties may apply at https://forms.gle/Y4zoKUrMMsgfJXoTA.

This PSOV Poetry newsPost was submitted by member Ina Anderson for PoemTown Randolph.

Call for Poems 2024

Second Call for Poems 2024

The Mountain Troubadour 2024!

Submissions

PSOV members may submit one to three previously unpublished poems to the General Submissions (Selected Works) category, and one previously published poem to the Previously Published Submissions category.Please help us by following the submission guidelines as listed on the PSOV website page here: TMT Awards & Submissions. The guidelines are also found in this link to the printable PSOV TMT Submission Guidelines Google Document.

  • Submissions will be open until February 1st.
  • Submissions are only open to members of the Poetry Society of Vermont. If you have not yet renewed your 2024 dues, please do so by January 1, 2024. Learn more here.

Cover Photos

Member photos, including photos of your own art, will be considered for the journal cover. The photo must be high resolution, 1MB or more, JPG file. Please send your photos to editor as an attachment, include the words: Photo & [your name] in the subject line.

News & Notes and Tributes

Please note that News & Notes and Tributes will be published on the PSOV website rather than in The Mountain Troubadour. Submit any poetry news or tributes by completing the PoetryNewsform or email it to news.

Thank you,

Erika Nichols-Frazer, Editor

Robyn Joy, President

David Hartnett, Executive Secretary

Bianca Amira Zanella, Past President

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Vermont Writers’ Prize

free to Vermont writers, deadline January 1, 2024

sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine

ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2024

We look forward to reading your essay, short story, play or poem. It must be on one central topic – Vermont! Whether it is about its people, its places, its history or its values — the choice is yours!

There will be a winner for prose and a winner for poetry, and each will receive a cash prize of $1,250. The winning pieces will be published in Vermont Magazine.

~Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine

Submit your poem by midnight, January 1st here: https://vermontwritersprize.submittable.com/submit

Note: This is not a Poetry Society of Vermont contest but we are pleased to share this Vermont supported writing opportunity.

Call for Poems 2024

First Call for Poems 2024

Poems

Submissions now are open for 2024 The Mountain Troubadour. Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2024. Poems will not be accepted after this date. Please help us by following the submission guidelines as listed on the PSOV website page,TMT Awards & Submissions as linked below.

TMT Guidelines are also available in this printable document.

Cover Photos

Member photos, including photos of your own art, will be considered for the journal cover. The photo must be high resolution, 1MB or more, JPG file.  If an image is less than 1MB, it’s likely not suited for printing. Please send your photos to ed****@po********************.org as an attachment, include the words: Photo & [your name] in the subject line.

News & Notes and Tributes

Please note that News & Notes and Tributes will be published on the PSOV website rather than in The Mountain Troubadour. Submit any poetry news or tributes by completing the PoetryNewsform or email it to ne**@po********************.org.

Thank you,

Erika Nichols-Frazer, Editor

Bianca Amira Zanella, President

George Longenecker, Executive Secretary

David Hartnett, Executive Secretary-Elect

Final Reminder

Workshop RSVP & Poem Submission

September 30th is the deadline to signup for the Poetry Society of Vermont’s October 14th Fall Workshop and to submit a poem for the Fall Workshop critique and contest. Your poem will be sent to all members who will vote for the top 5 poems, winners will be published in next year’s Mountain Troubadour. Please note that you don’t have to attend the workshop to submit a poem for consideration in the Fall poem contest, nor do you have to submit a poem to attend the Fall Workshop.