The Wednesday Club of St. Louis is hosting its 83rd St. Louis Original Poetry Contest. The contest is open for adults over 18 and living within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis. Any person having won first prize in the contest twice within the last five years is ineligible for further cash awards but may be cited for honors.
Sign ups for the contest started Nov. 1 and will end Feb. 1, 2009. Submit two typed copies of two poems, which have never been published or won an award, use 8 1/2 x 11 paper with no more than one poem to a page, sign with pen name only. Type real name, address, e-mail address and telephone number on a separate sheet of paper and enclose with poems. No manuscripts returned.
Send work to Carol Layton; ORIGINAL POETRY CONTEST; 112 Swan Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63122. The judge will be Will Greenway. There are cash prizes of $700, $300 and $150.
For more information, visit www.wedclubpoetrycontest.org or contact Carol Layton at 314-965-1533.