Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hessler Street Fair Deadline approaches! Submit poems!

The deadline for the Hessler Street Fair poetry contest is coming up on this Saturday! don't forget to get your poems in! Submit up to five poems. No entry fee.

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 starting at 7pm at
Mac's Backs on Coventry. About 20 minutes after all poets have read, the winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out. If you have won in the last three years you can submit to the book but will not be eligible to win a prize. 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:
Poetry Contest
2011 Hessler Street Fair Committee
11326 Hessler Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Check the website for more details, or the event page on Facebook.

And don't forget to mark May 11 on your calendar, for the reading at Mac's-- it will be the poetry event of the season!


John B. Burroughs said...

My submission(s) went out today!

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Last reminder: contest submission deadline is today!
Postal submissions are fine (postmark deadline is today, so get them in the mail before the post office closes!), or, for the first time this year, you can e-mail them: hesslerstreetpoetry at gmail.com

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

The Hessler Street Fair readings are tonight!!
If you want to hear some fine poetry, be at Mac's Backs at 7pm! The finalists will all read, and the judges will select the 2011 Hessler Street Fair poetry winners to read live on the air at the Hessler Street Fair next week.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau