Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday updates - December 12

The December issue of Notes from the Gean is online.

Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic sent:

The 2011 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards

Announcing the 2011 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards, sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland and dedicated to the memory of Baltimore-based haiku poet and teacher Anita Sadler Weiss.

Deadline: IN-HAND by JANUARY 31, 2011.

Sponsor: The Haiku Poets of Central Maryland.

Eligibility: Open to the public, ages 18 and up. (The contest coordinators are prohibited from entering.)

Awards: Total of $300.00 in prize money: First Place, $175.00; Second Place, $75.00; Third Place, $50.00. Five ranked Honorable Mentions will also be awarded. (Contest coordinators reserve the right to lower the prize money if an insufficient number of entries is received.)

Entry fee: $1.00 per poem. Poets may enter up to 15 haiku.

Submission Guidelines: Entries must be the original work of the poet, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere. Clearly print or type each individual haiku on three separate 3 x 5-inch white index cards. On the back of ONE CARD ONLY clearly print or type your name, address, and email address (if one is available). Include a No. 10 (business-size) SASE (or SAE plus US$1 for return postage for entries sent from outside the U.S.) for notification. Entry fee MUST accompany submissions. Send fee in U.S. currency or check or money order payable in U.S. dollars to "Haiku Poets of Central Maryland." Entries not following guidelines will be returned or discarded (if no SASE/SAE + $US1 enclosed) Entries without SASE or SAE + return postage will not receive winner notification.

Send entries to: ASW 2010 Awards, c/o Elizabeth Fanto, 51 Gerard Avenue, Timonium, MD 21093 USA. Do NOT email entries.

Notification/publication: Winners' list will be mailed on April 6, 2011, to commemorate Anita Sadler Weiss' birthday. Notification of winning poems will be sent to competition participants and made available to the public for an SASE while supplies last. The winning poems also will be printed in The Dragonfly, the newsletter of the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland. All rights remain with the poets.

Adjudication: The name(s) of the judge(s) will be announced concurrently with the winning haiku.

Scott Owens sent this reminder about Poetry Hickory:

Just a reminder that the next Poetry Hickory is Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse.  Featured Readers will be Al Maginnes, author of Ghost Alphabet and Film History among others, and Larry Johnson, author of Veins.  Maginnes and Johnson are both instructors at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh.

Open Mic readers will be Helen Losse, Poetry Editor of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, CVCC Instructor Justin Ganser, and Statesville's Doug MacHargue, whose work has been published recently in The Wild Goose Poetry Review.

Poetry Hickory will be preceded by the NC Writers' Network Writers' Night Out at 5:00.  All events are free and open to the public.  Poetry Hickory is sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

If you would like more information, reply to this email or call Scott Owens at 828-234-4266.

I hope to see you there.

Scott Owens

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