The Palm Springs Writers Guid Poetry Contest is open to all members beginning February 1, 2018. The contest judge is award winning and nationally known poet, Joy Gaines-Friedler, a 2 times Pushcart nominee.
A contest entry consist of 3 poems, each entry fee is $25. Pay your entry fee online here. Cash prizes for 1st place $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100. With all winners’ permissions, poetry will be posted on PSWG website following contest. 1st and 2nd place winners will read their poems at the Guild’s April General Meeting.
Poetry Contest Rules
Subject: PSWG Poetry Contest. YOUR NAME HERE
Example of body of email content:
Attached please find my entry to the PSWG Poetry Contest titled, “Title Here.”
Signed, Your Name
About our contest judge
Joy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University and studied for her Masters in English Literature at Oakland University in Michigan. Her poemshave been widely published.She is a two-time Pushcart nominee and has won national poetry contests including The Writers Digest and the Alan Ginsberg Poetry Award.
Joy is a past instructor of InsideOut Literary Arts Project and teaches creative writing for other non-profits including the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) through the University of Michigan. She is currently an instructor for One Earth Writing, a non-profit literary arts program for teenagers in the Detroit area.