Arlington Arts Center and Gival Press are pleased to announce the ArLiJo Poetry Contest. All poets who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania, are eligible to enter.
Poets may submit one poem, previously unpublished, in English which must not be longer than 25 lines in any style or form, any subject/topic.
The poet's name must not appear on the actual poem. A cover sheet for the poem should include:
title of poem
The poem must be submitted by email to:
(replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)
with ArLiJo Poetry Award in the subject line, with the poem attached in a Word or Rich Text Format document.
Deadline: September 30, 2011, by midnight.
There is no entry fee.
The winning poem will be published in the online journal ArLiJo, with a short bio.
A certificate will be presented to the winner on Oct. 23, 2011 at the Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-2348) or mailed, if the person is not able to attend the Gival Press Poetry Reading, featuring John Gosslee, author of 12: Sonnets for the Zodiac, and Clifford Bernier, winner of the 2010 Gival Press Poetry Award for his manuscript titled The Silent Art.
The poetry reading will be held on Oct. 23, 2011 at 5 pm. An honorarium of $100 will be granted if the winning poet is able to attend to present his/her winning poem.
In addition, the winning poet will get feedback, be it in person, phone or email, from the two poets reading on Oct. 23.
The entries will be read and judged anonymously by Robert L. Giron, publisher of Gival Press and editor of ArLiJo, an online journal.
The winner need not be present to win.
Arlington Arts Center and Gival Press.