Poetry contest now open

Staff report

September 24, 2013

Christian Fine Arts Society is sponsoring a poetry contest which is free and is open to all poets, writers and dabblers in the arts of the pen.

There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Thomas Grey.

Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winners’ list will be sent to them.

“I encourage poets to send in the poem they’re most proud of,” he says. “I know this contest will produce exciting discoveries!”

Entries must be received by Thursday, Oct. 31, and can be submitted via mail to Free Poetry Contest, 106 Cambria Circle, Citrus Heights, Calif. 95621; or enter online at