THE 2007 POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY POETRY CONTEST
this years contest is sponsored by:
Anthony Liccione, Assume Nothing Press, bottle rockets press, Brandon
Cesmat, Christine Bruness, Chrystine Julian, Cloudy Day Art - Poetry
Podcast, Daniel E. Levenson, Deborah P Kolodji, Egoboy Studios,
Ellaraine Lockie, Evvy Garrett, Feel the Flow Publishing, Fickle
Muses, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Frances Macaulay Forde, from
east to west: bicoastal verse, Helene Cardona, Ink Publications, J.
Graham Publishing, Jerry Garcia, John M. FitzGerald, L.B. Sedlacek,
Late Blooms Poetry Postcard Contest for Women Over 40, layalama.com,
Magdalena Ball, Mary Brown, Mary Kennedy Eastham, Matthew Abuelo,
Maureen Alsop, Michaela A. Gabriel, Mike Scheidemann for 'Voices' The
Israel English Poetry Association, Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry,
Point of Life Inc, Pun Night Lady productions, Santiam Publishing,
Southern California Haiku Study Group, Stellar Showcase Journal,
Stellar Showcase Journal, Terrie Leigh Relf, The Other Voices
International Project, The Poetry Market Ezine, The Science Fiction
Poetry Association, Trellis Literary Corporation/Trellis Magazine,
Trish Shields, Turtle Ink Press, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Unlikely
2.0, Vasin, Heyn & Company, Winning Writers
It's our tenth annual Poetry Contest featuring cash prizes and
51 sponsors who've donated 111 additional prizes. Last year we
were able to send every contest entrant a prize for participating
and with even more prizes on this year's roster, we're hoping to do
Read below for all the Entry Guidelines, The Complete Prize List, The
Judges, and the 2006 Contest Calendar
~ The Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest Is Open to all human beings
on planet Earth. (except for the three judges)
~ Enter as many poems as you like.
~ Please include all entered poems in a single e-mail
(not separate e-mails for each poem entered.)
~ Poems may be of any style, length, or subject matter.
~ Please paste poems as PLAIN TEXT into the body of ONE e-mail.
Text formattings (such as bolding and italics) and colors and
centering of poems ALWAYS make them more difficult to work with
and usually don't appear on my screen the way they do on yours.
~ Please include a separate list of your poem titles in your e-mail
submission (un-numbered, one poem title on each line)
~ Please do not send your poems double spaced.
If your poems come to us double-spaced, we will not accept them
and ask you to re-send them single spaced.
~ Poems must be e-mailed to Contest@PoetrySuperHighway.com
~ We DO NOT ACCEPT ATTACHMENTS. The text of your poems must be
pasted as PLAIN TEXT INTO THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL.
~ This contest is separate from weekly Poet of the Week consideration
Submissions for Poet of the week consideration must be separate
from Contest Submissions and the same poems may not be submitted
~ There is a One Dollar Per Poem entry fee.
____________________ PAYMENT OPTIONS ____________________
~ Entry fee should be sent via PayPal to my PayPal payment e-mail
PayPal is free to use and you can make payments with your credit
card. Head here to sign up if you don't already have an account:
http://www.paypal.com/Include in the "Note" section of the PayPal
and titles of poems you entered.
2) Mail Your Payment
We accept checks, money orders and international checks and money
orders in US Funds made payable to "Rick Lupert"
Mail your payment to:
15522 Stagg Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Please DO NOT SEND HARD COPIES OF POEMS THROUGH REGULAR MAIL WITH
YOUR PAYMENT. We only accept poems in the body of an e-mail and we
will throw them away unread if you send them to us with your payment.
Include with your entry fee, on a separate sheet of paper, your
and titles of poems you entered.
____________________ DEADLINES ETCETERA ____________________
~ Deadline for postmarking entry fees or submitting the entry fee
via PayPal is Saturday, September 22, 2007.
~ Regardless of when you postmark, your entry fees must be received
by Friday, September 28, so if you're mailing your entry fee, please
account for the amount of time it will take for your it to travel
between your home and Los Angeles.
~ This is a not for profit contest. All of the collected entry fees
will be divided between the authors of the top three scoring poems.
~ Once your entry fee is received, your poems will be sent with your
name removed to the three judges who will score them 0 - 5
(5 being best).
~ Your poems will not be forwarded to the judges until your entry fee
~ If you have any questions or need any of the contest details
clarified, please e-mail Contest@PoetrySuperHighway.com
COMPLETE SPONSOR AND PRIZE LIST
~ First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected* plus winning poem
featured on the PSH
~ Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected* plus winning poem
featured on the PSH.
~ Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected* plus winning poem
featured on the PSH.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement
the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of
interest to poets and writers.
The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third
prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.
Our goal is to be able to send every singly person who enters the
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor to this years contest in
exchange for promotional consideration, please visit the sponsor
information page at http://PoetrySuperHighway.com/pshcospo.html
1 copy (Please Pass Me
the Blood & Butter) by Anthony Liccione
Assume Nothing Press
1 E-book copy of "Peripheral Visions" poetry chapbook by Scott Virtes.
1 Chapbook copy of "Hemlock Suicides Planned by Well-Dressed Men in
Suits" by L.B. Sedlacek.
bottle rockets press
2 copies of "buddha's fingerprint" by Stanford M. Forrester
2 copies of "toy submarine" (letterpress edition) by Stanford M.
2 copies of �Driven into the Shade� a Califor-noir poem cycle by Brandon
5 signed and dated copies of the poetry book �Imbalance� by Christine
2 copies of the book "Sensual Spirit, poetry and thoughts from the place
where body and soul meet" by Chrystine Julian packaged with a plastic
egg shaker to add rhythm while reading.
Cloudy Day Art - Poetry Podcast
1 podcast showcase as featured poet for audio interview
1 $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com
Daniel E. Levenson
3 signed copies of the chapbook "Are These My Lions?" by Daniel E.
Deborah P Kolodji
1 copy of Red Planet Dust by Deborah P Kolodji
1 Copy of the book "We Are Our Own Lions" by Damien Stednitz
1 Copy of the poetry anthology "Hellos and Goodbyes" featuring a wide
variety of poets from in and around the Burbank/Glendale area.
1 signed copy of the chapbook "Finishing Lines� by Ellaraine Lockie
3 copies of the e-book �Confabulations: A long poem� by Evvy Garrett via
Feel the Flow Publishing
4 books published by Feel the Flow Publishing each with a bookmark.
2 free one year advertising on Fickle Muses. Description: Free 125 x 125
pixel ad on Fickle Muses home page plus free design if needed.
Foliate Oak Literary Magazine
3 copies of the magazine �The Best of Foliate Oak 2007�
Frances Macaulay Forde
2 copies of the poetry book �Hidden Capacity ~ a poet's Journey� by
Frances Macaulay Forde
From East to West: Bicoastal Verse
2 copies of the book "from east to west: bicoastal verse - print edition
#1" edited by Ray Sweatman and PJ Nights
1 copy of the book �Spring Water� by John M. FitzGerald
1 copy of �RUNES A Review of Poetry: Hearth�
2 copies of the book "Punk Rock for Hip Statisticians" by Eric Evans
J. Graham Publishing
2 copies of the book "Observations Of Heart And Mind" by J. Graham Ducker
3 Prints from Jerry Garcia's eclectic collection of photographs.
John M. FitzGerald
1 copy of the book �The Astonished Universe� by Helene Cardona
1 Copy of the poetry Ebook "The Cat & The Carroll A. Deering and Other
North Carolina Poems" by L.B. Sedlacek
1 Copy of the poetry Chapbook "Alexandra's Wreck" by L.B. Sedlacek
1 Copy of the Ebook "From the Mixed Up Mind of a Real Live Genius" by
Late Blooms Poetry Postcard Contest for Women Over 40
5 copies of the chapbook �Love is a Weed� by Lana Hechtman Ayers
2 copies of the poetry chap book "Essence of Beauty" by Pushpa Ratna
10 copies of the e-book �Cherished Pulse� by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn
Howard-Johnson With original artwork by Vicki Thomas.
1 copy of the book "From there, you see..." by Mary Brown
Mary Kennedy Eastham
1 copy of the book "The Shadow of a Dog I Can't Forget' by Mary Kennedy
2 copies of the book �Organic Hotels� by Matthew Abuelo
5 poetry journals to be selected by sponsor
1 copy of the chapbook �Nightingale Habit� by Maureen Alsop
Michaela A. Gabriel
1 signed copy of the chapbook "Apples for Adam" by Michaela A. Gabriel
Mike Scheidemann for 'Voices' The Israel English Poetry Association
1 copy of the hardcover book �Another Song Another Eden� by Mike
2 copies of the anthology �2007 Voices�
The Other Voices International Project
1 section in the UNESCO endorsed "cyber-anthology" The Other Voices
Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry
5 copies of the limited edition Poemeleon chapbook produced for the
inaugural launch reading in July 2006
The Poetry Market Ezine
1 copy of the ebook "The Poet's Survival Guide."
Point of Life Inc
1 copy of the book "The Joys of Live Alchemy" by Michael Levy
1 copy of the book "Enjoy Yourself Its Later Than You Think" by Michael
Pun Night Lady Productions
2 chapbooks published by Pun Night Lady Productions
2 chapbooks published by other Canadian Publishers
1 copy of the book "The River Wang Transformed" by Gary Blankenship
1 $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com
The Science Fiction Poetry Association
1 year membership in the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Southern California Haiku Study Group
2 copies of "Rattle of Bamboo� the 2007 haiku anthology
Stellar Showcase Journal
1 six month subscription (2 issues) to the Stellar Showcase Journal
An interview and feature on Stellar Showcase Journal for the winning poet
Copies of the print journal for the top three scoring poets
Terrie Leigh Relf
Two hours of writing coaching and/or critiquing.
Trellis Literary Corporation/Trellis Magazine
1 $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com
1 autographed copy of the book �Spirit Harvest� by Trish Shields
Turtle Ink Press
4 Chapbooks from Turtle Ink Press (Anthologies and individual poets)
Twisted Tongue Magazine
4 copies of the chapbook �Twisted Tongue Presents Practical Devil
Worship (For all the Family)� by JwBennett
2 copies of Twisted Tongue Magazine--winner to decide which publication
3 copies of the chapbook �Mother Love� by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz
3 copies of the chapbook �Star-Spangled Banter� by Bob Marcacci
3 copies of the chapbook �When Red Blood Cells Leak by Anne McMillen
3 copies of the chapbook �Midnight on Moloch� by Luke Buckham
illustrated by Kelly Hoffman
1 copy of the double chapbook �Blood and Salsa/Painting Rust� by
Vasin Heyn & Company
3 $75.00 cash prizes added to the cash prizes taken by the top three
One year of access to �Poetry Contest Insider� (a $27.80 value)
MEET YOUR JUDGES
Katherine L. Gordon (Rockwood, Ontario, Canada)
Katherine L. Gordon lives to write in a secluded Eramosa river valley
in rural Rockwood, Ontario. Her work has been translated into many
languages including Chinese, Spanish, French and Hindi. She is an
award-winning poet who believes that poetry is a mighty bond between
cultures. Katherine is the Resident Columnist for Ancient Heart
Magazine published quarterly in Bristol, England. She is the author
of 2 full collections, many chapbooks and anthologies. Her latest
book MYTH WEAVERS acollection of Canadian myths and legends, was
released by Serengeti Press this April. She belongs to a summer group
of fine poets who produce a weekly poem to prod each other into
creativity on a theme, very enjoyable and stmulating. try it!
Steve Norwood (Lewisville, Texas)
The epileptic father of an autistic son, Steve is certain his
grandchildren will be firestarters. His distinctive style does not
fit neatly into literary, coffeehouse or slam categories. Steve's
poetry displays lyrical, caustic and ironic wordplay that compliment
20 years of writing. Steve has been featured in many online and print
journals including PoetrySuperHighway, Smog, Lid, (this), Friction,
Recursive Angel, Conspire , Grumpy Dog, SFSalvo, Atom Mind, Concrete
Wolf, Maelstrom, the AIPF's 1998 anthology di-verse-city, too and the
PoetWorks Press publication When I Was A Child. His poem "Two Kinds"
won the 2006 PSH annual contest's grand prize. Steve has two print
collections of earlier works, helen could waste away and because I
love you so damn much I'd wait for you . He has recently finished his
first CD of poetry, nervous laughter. He also runs the blog
PB Rippey (North Hollywood, California)
PB Rippey�s poetry, fiction and book reviews have appeared in
journals such as Zyzzyva, Runes, Pool, Slope, Solo, Mary, California
Quarterly, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry NZ and Phoebe and she has
been a finalist in Glimmer Train�s Poetry Open and several GT short
story contests. She is the current recipient of the Abroad Writers�
Conferences 2007 Poetry Fellowship. Her poetry chapbook Nightmares
With Moons was published by Pudding House last October. PB is
completing her first full length collection of poetry and a novel.
2006 CONTEST CALENDAR
July 5: Contest begins
July 9 -15: Judges featured as Poets of the Week
July 15, 2:00 pm (pacific): Chat Room Event: Ask us questions live
about the contest.
September 23: Final deadline for contest entries. (Entry fees must be
postmarked by September 7 or they'll be returned.)
September 30: Judges deadline for returning scored poems.
October 4: Second round scoring deadline (in the event of tied
October 7: 2pm (pacific) Chat Room Event "Winners Announced"
October 8 - 14: Contest Winners featured as Poets of the Week.
Good luck to everyone!
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