Poets who join personal observations of what they see in the physical world with a nobility of theme will attract this judge's eye.
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
Now in its tenth year, the international Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest seeks poems in all styles and themes. Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400, and $250 will be awarded, along with six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each, and a special $250 bonus prize for humorous verse. The top 11 entries will be published on the Winning Writers website (over one million page views per year) and announced in Tom Howard Contest News and the Winning Writers Newsletter, a combined audience of over 40,000 readers.
"Much modern poetry lacks soul," says contest sponsor John H. Reid. "It lacks the nobility that many of the traditional poets brought to their work, giving us instead the poet's response to the prosaic rather than the inspiring. Poets who join personal observations of what they see in the physical world with a nobility of theme will attract this judge's eye."
The contest is open now and has a postmark deadline of September 30, 2012. Both published and unpublished works are accepted.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.
The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest is one of several contests hosted at WinningWriters.com. These include the Sports Fiction & Essay Contest, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee), and the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest.
About the Contest Sponsor
Contest sponsor and final judge John Howard Reid is a former journalist and magazine editor who has published several novels and collections of poetry, a guide to winning literary contests, and fifteen books of film criticism and movie history. He lives in Wyong, Australia. Mr. Reid is assisted in the judging by Dee C. Konrad. A leading educator and published author, Mrs. Konrad was Associate Professor in the English faculty of Barat College of DePaul University, and served as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the year 2000-2001.
About Winning Writers, Inc.
Winning Writers is today's leading source for literary contest information. We have been selected as one of the "101 Best Writing Websites" by Writer's Digest for eight years in a row (2005-2012). Our online database, Poetry Contest Insider, includes complete guidelines and rankings for over 1,250 poetry and prose contests. Our free email newsletter offers news about high-quality free literary contests and resources. Winning Writers was founded in 2001. Learn more at WinningWriters.com.