Another Poetry Contest

❉ The 2017 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest 

And To Spread The Word To Both Adult And Young Poets


April is National Poetry Month and the time to kick off the 2017 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest. 

As entrants in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and/or 2016 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to enter the 2017 contest. As coordinator of the contest the past eight years, I had the opportunity to read and enjoy all the wonderful poems entered. Since I was not a judge, I was not put in the difficult position of deciding which ones should place in the contest.

Now we have entered a new year and it is time for a new contest. All contest categories are different and interesting and will challenge your creativity and imagination. I encourage you to submit your poetry again this year.

Attached, please find both the “Rules and Entry Form” and the “Contest Flyer.”

I look forward to receiving your entries for this year’s contest.

Alan Lowe
Coordinator, 2017 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Poems of Experience:
The Fifth Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest

We’re are now accepting entries for “‘Poems of Experience: The Fifh Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest.” Sharpen your pencil, and tell us what’s happened to you. Ten poets will receive prizes of $250 each for their poems of particular merit. Entries to “Poems of Experience” may be any poetic form. Mail your poem to Common Good Books, postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.

The rules at a glance:

  • Entries must be mailed to Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105), postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.
  • Please send two copies of your poem.
  • Entries must be a single poem.
  • The entries must be original work, previously unpublished, and the author must have full rights to the material.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • The contest is open to anyone living within the United States.

Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

March 27, 2017 is the deadline for this year’s Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. If you have something new to say, perhaps this is the time to say it!

Contest Overview:
*Writers must be Essex County residents who are 60 years of age or older
*Writers will submit an original story focusing on a special person, a life altering experience or a significant period in one’s life.
* Suggested maximum length: 1,500 words

For more detail and formatting requirements, call (973) 395 – 8389 or email: