Sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Submit 1-3 poems for one $20 entry fee. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30.

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