Friday, March 19, 2010

Poetry Reading Benefit for Autism; SPC book contest deadline March 31!

Friends, check this out:

Event: Poetry Reading Benefit for Autism, featuring Geoffrey Neil and Rebecca Foust
Start Time: Monday, March 29 at 7:30pm
End Time: Monday, March 29 at 10:00pm
Where: 1719 25th Street Sacramento, Sacramento Poetry Center

Also, if you're thinking of submitting to the SPC book contest, the time for sending in is nigh!

The Sacramento Poetry Center Press Presents its Second Annual Poetry Book Contest

2009 Winner: Richard Spilman
2009 Judge: Dennis Schmitz

This year’s judge: Camille Norton

Winning book manuscript will be published by The Sacramento Poetry Center Press. Winner will also receive a prize of $1000.00 and 50 free copies of their winning book.

Guidelines: Submit 48-70 numbered pages of original poetry in any style. Manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information (including email address, if possible) should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else. Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a clip. The Sacramento Poetry Center will consider publishing additional manuscripts from the contest.

Check for $20.00 US per entry (multiple entries OK) should be made out to The Sacramento Poetry Center. Paid-up members of the Sacramento Poetry Center may enter the contest for a reduced fee of $15. Please note that members of SPC will not receive preferential treatment in the judging process. Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgments page for magazine or anthology publications. Will read entries postmarked between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010. Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.

Entries should be mailed to:The Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Book Contest P.O. Box 160406Sacramento, CA 95816

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