Thursday, March 12, 2020

National Poetry Month Contest


April is National Poetry Month and Proper Publishing is proud to host the 2nd annual student poetry contest. There is no theme for April's contest. We want to see creativity, unique style, form exploration, and a true appreciation for the power of words. 
Unfortunately, we often see entire class packets submitted with the same topic, style, form, prompt, etc. Our goal is to encourage growth as well as individual artistic expression. Please allow your students to explore the art of words in their own way.  

-Submission Guidelines- 
Submissions will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2020. Notifications will go out within 4-weeks from the April 30th deadline. The publication date is tentatively set between June and July.  Students chosen by Mrs. Lewis will be published in an anthology available on Amazon Worldwide and Kindle Worldwide. They will also receive a free copy of the book. 
Submissions written in the body of the email or missing contact information will be deleted. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted. Submissions by post must be printed on standard, white copy paper, black printer ink. DO NOT PUT NAME ON SUBMISSION. Colored paper, special font, and drawings will not be accepted. With each entry, include one entry form with ALL information is correct and printed in a clean, legible script. Entry form information is included below submission guidelines.
Submissions will be accepted via email and post. If emailing submission, ensure submission and entry form are two separate documents (word doc or PDF only) in ONE email. If sending submission via post, ensure each entry form is stapled/paper clipped to its accompanying entry.

Include with each entry.  PRINT VERY CLEARLY!

Student Name  _____________________________________________________
Address   __________________________________________________________
City   _________________________ State_______   Zip code   ______________
Parent/Guardian phone number   _____________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name(s)   ___________________________________________
Parent/Guardian E-mail   _____________________________________________
School   _____________________________________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Name________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Phone________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s E-mail________________________________
Grade   ________
Poem Title and Form: ________________________________________________

Mail submissions to:

Proper Publishing
P.O. Box 634
Cantonment, FL 32533

Email submissions to:

theproperpublisher@yahoo.com