FIRST PRIZE $1000
SECOND PRIZE: $100
Honorable Mentions (4): $25 each
Entry Fee: $5 (up to 3 poems per batch)
Deadline: January 3, 2017
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in
the March 2017 Issue of Gemini
We are open to ANY form of poetry, ANY subject matter,
style or length. Poems must be unpublished, but work
displayed on personal blogs is eligible.
We welcome work from new and established poets. Entries
are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Read all
previous winners and finalists below.
TO ENTER BY EMAIL:
1. Click "Donate" and pay the
$5 entry fee for each batch
of three poems.
("Security code" is on back of credit card; if no confirmation
number, transaction was not processed)
2. Paste confirmation/receipt number into email. Attach
entries as a standard file with NO identifying information or
paste poems into email and send to:
Do NOT include bio. Include contact info in email only. (We
delete contact info before reading.) Enter as many poems as
you like; $5 fee for each batch of three.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't receive a
confirmation email. We will add you to our mailing list for new
issues, news and contest info. Unsubscribe anytime.
TO ENTER BY SNAIL MAIL:
1. Mail entries with $5 check or money order, payable to
Gemini Magazine, to:
POETRY OPEN, Gemini Magazine
P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558 USA
(Include $5 for each batch of three poems; put name/contact
info on separate page; include SASE if you want reply.)
postmark deadline: January 3, 2017
RESULTS OF THE 2016
FIRST PLACE ($1,000 PRIZE):
SECOND PLACE ($100 PRIZE):
HONORABLE MENTION ($25 each):
"Ambulatory Schizophrenia" Gene Fendt
"How to develop an aversion to
bright sunny days" Ann Kaiser
"Jersey Gulls" William Derge
"Reflection" Emma Coffman
"Winter Moon" Ruth Troughton
"Rifle" Michael Baldwin
"The Bomb-Maker's Last Bomb" Jack Vian
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this
year's competition. Reading and evaluating close to
3,000 poems was an exhausting yet exhilarating
process. I believe we have found some special poems.
Kudos to our amazing readers for their insight and
dedication. We will begin taking entries for our seventh
annual Poetry Open in early September.
David Bright, Editor
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