Prick of the Spindle announces the results of its 2nd Poetry Open Competition:
First Prize - "To a Youngwife" by Elizabeth Weber
Second Prize - "Tide Charts, Meier's Quarry" by Benjamin Cartwright
Third Prize - "Love at Sixty" by Howie Good
"To the Boy in the Winter Coat" by Elizabeth Weber
"Pot Latch" by Erin Radcliffe
"Strands" by Connie Post
Only $5 to submit two poems. Multiple entries are fine. The first, second, and third prize recipients and honorable mentions will be published in an e-Book edition. The first prize winner will be published in a print edition of the journal, and receives a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Print Edition.
To submit, send two poems of 160 lines or fewer to pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com with "Poetry Open" typed in the subject line of your e-mail. Both published and unpublished submissions are welcome for the competition. The competition ends on midnight, May 15, 2012. Judges are Cynthia Reeser, Editor-in-Chief and Patricia Caspers, Prick of the Spindle Poetry Editor.
Your work will be considered once we receive your payment through PayPal. There is no limit to the number of entries, and the reading fee is $5 per each entry of two poems. Once both the submission and payment have been received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. Good luck and happy submitting!