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PSOV Spring Workshop/Contest

First Call to: Sign up and Submit a poem!

Please note: you don’t have to attend the workshop to submit a poem for consideration in the contest, nor do you have to submit a poem to attend the workshop. Be sure to follow the steps 1 & 2 below.

1. Spring Workshop: May 11, 2024

This year’s Spring Workshop will be held at The Village Meeting House, Waitsfield, Vermont and led by guest poet, Geof Hewitt, Slam Poet Laureate of Vermont, poet, teacher, trainer, and writer. Prior to the workshop, members can submit one poem for critique or reading. The poem submitted will also be considered in the PSOV Spring Poem Contest, see 2. Spring Poem Contest below, in May members will vote for their top ten poems. The ranked choice results will be published in next year’s publication of The Mountain Troubadour.

Location: The Village Meeting House, Waitsfield, Vermont 

Time: 9am to 3pm

Lunch: there will be an hour for lunch, so bring your own or go to a local restaurant

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, May 1st

Cost: free for members, $20 for non-members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Sign Up: click on the Sign Up link and complete the form:

Click Here: PSOV Spring Workshop  

2. Spring Poem Contest:

  • OPEN for SUBMISSIONS: April 1st
  • DEADLINE: Wednesday, MAY 1st
  • Submit your poem using either:
    • Online via PSOV Submittable: [click link here]
      • or
    • Email your poem to: wo******@po********************.org
      • Please put your name and “Spring Poem” in the subject line of your email.
      • Type your full name, email address and poem title in the body of the email.
      • Attach your poem in a word document to the email
        • Please do not include your poem in the body of the email.
      • Do not include your name in the poem document or file name.
  • Submit one poem, any style, any topic. 
  • Times New Roman 12, single spaced.
  • Shorter poems are highly recommended.
  • No previously published poems please.
  • You must be a member of PSOV to enter this contest.
  • An online voting form will be sent out on May 2, 2024 where members will vote for their top ten poems, the ranked choice results will be published in next year’s publication of The Mountain Troubadour.

Thank you, 

David Hartnett, PSOV Executive Secretary

Robyn Joy, PSOV President

You can download this information as a word document here. If you have any questions contact wo******@po********************.org

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