Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Poetry Competition: Poetry of the Sacred

Accepting Submissions for the Poetry of the Sacred 2012 Contest
Deadline January 31, 2012
The Annual Poetry of the Sacred contest is now accepting submissions. The guidelines follow:

First Prize, $500; Three Honorable Mention Prizes, $100 each.
Winning Poems will be published in The Merton Seasonal, a publication of scholarly articles about noted spiritual leader Thomas Merton and will be posted on the Merton Institute website.
Only ONE unpublished poem type written in English may be submitted per poet.

Please limit the poem to no more than 100 lines.

Type your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your poem on a cover page.

Submit your poem on a page with no identifying information. Place all identifying information on your cover page. Include a submission fee of $15.00 with the poem.
Poems will not be accepted via email. The poem must be sent via through the postal service.

Deadline to submit poems is January 31, 2012.

Submit poem to:
The Poetry of the Sacred Contest, The Merton Institute
415 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40202

Include the $15 submission fee payable to The Merton Institute.

No poems will be returned.

Poems will be judged on literary excellence, spiritual tenor, and human authenticity.
Winners will be announced by April 1, 2012. Please visit the Institute website for contest results.

All contestants will be notified via email of the contest results.

The mission of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living is to awaken an interest in and deepen the understanding of contemplative living through the works of Thomas Merton and other spiritual masters.

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