Poetry contest

The Source Poetry contest is back! Now is your chance to win cash prizes | Cultural characteristics | Fold | The Weekly Source

IIt’s been a whole year, in central Oregon, this is your chance to write about it…and get some cash prizes!

The Source Weekly popular poetry contest is back for another year, with the theme “Reckoning”.

Co-produced by Source Weekly, Deschutes Public Library and Oregon State University-Cascades MFA Program.

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Here is all the information you need to know:

-Winners will have their works published in the January 28 issue of Source Weekly (and on the Source website), and will be invited to read excerpts from their works for a special Zoom performance with the Deschutes Public Library!

Submission deadline: Thursday, January 14


-Theme of this year’s poems: “Reckoning”. How does this theme make you feel? How do you put that feeling into words?

-Submit up to five poems, 30 lines maximum each

– Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the title of the poem on the poem document (no headache, we know…but…)

-Save each poem as its own PDF document; do not combine several poems in a single document

– Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. Do NOT include your name on the poems

– Email poems to editor@bendsource.com with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line.

-You can also drop/email your poems to Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. If you drop off in person, slide the envelope through the front door letter slot; no need to call or come! Do NOT include your name on the poems