The rules for 2011
Submit up to five original poems. Only selected poems will be included. Each poem must have your name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail.
Open to ages 14 and up.
Shorter poems of one page or less will be favored.
Poets published in the book may purchase one copy of the Hessler 2011 Poetry and Prose Annual from the Hessler Street Fair Booth at Hessler Rd. & Hessler Ct. during the days of the 2011 Fair for $4.00. Full price is $8.00 at the Fair Booth or at Mac's Backs paperbacks, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, OH - 216-321-2665
Entry must be delivered via U. S. mail and postmarked Saturday April 23, 2011. Poets whose work has been accepted for publication will be notified via e-mail by April 30. Book will be released in early May.
A qualifying round of readings will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 11 - 7pm at Mac's Backs Paperbacks. About 20 minutes after all poets have read, the winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out. To receive a prize you must read on May 22 at the Hessler Street Fair.
The Top Three Winners will be given the opportunity to read from the stage at the Hessler Street Fair, simulcast on WRUW 91.1 FM during the Fair. Poetry read on air must not include any words designated to be obscene language as stated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
U.S. Mail (no hand delivery please):
2010 Hessler Street Fair Committee
11326 Hessler Road, Cleveland OH 44106