Final Month to Enter the 2013 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Sponsored by Winning Writers

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Winning Writers will award $5,500 in prizes in the 11th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Submit at WinningWriters.com by September 30.

Ellaraine Lockie

Ellaraine Lockie, judge of the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

The 11th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest will award $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style.

Now in its 11th year, the international Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest will award $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Runners-up in each category will receive $500, and five High Distinction Awards of $100 each will also be made. The top nine entries will be published on WinningWriters.com and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, which has over 45,000 subscribers.

For the first time, Ellaraine Lockie will judge the entries. Ms. Lockie is a widely published and awarded poet, nonfiction book author, and essayist. Her recent work has been awarded the 2013 Women's National Book Association's Poetry Prize, Best Individual Collection from Purple Patch magazine in England for Stroking David's Leg, winner of the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest for Red for the Funeral and The Aurorean's 2012 Chapbook Spring Pick for Wild as in Familiar. Her tenth chapbook, Coffee House Confessions, has just been released from Silver Birch Press. Ms. Lockie teaches poetry workshops and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh.

The contest is open now and has a postmark deadline of September 30, 2013. Both published and unpublished works are accepted. The reading fee is $8 for every 25 lines submitted. Entries are accepted online and by mail. For the complete guidelines, please visit WinningWriters.com.

About the Contest Sponsor
Winning Writers finds and creates quality resources for poets and writers. Our free email newsletter provides over 45,000 subscribers with profiles of the best free literary contests. We sponsor four annual contests of our own: the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, the Sports Fiction & Essay Contest, the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest and the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. We are proud to have been selected as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for nine years running (2005-2013). Learn more at WinningWriters.com.

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