April is National Poetry Month and to help you celebrate Horticulture Magazine has extended the contest deadline until May 3, 2010. Ignore the ads that say April 1. You have another month.
$20 entry fee. First Place: $250. Second Place: $100. Third Place: $50. The competition is open to poems 40 lines or fewer. All entries must be in English, original and unpublished.
The name and poem of the First Place winner will be printed in an upcoming issue of Horticulture magazine. The names and poem titles of all winners and honorable mentions will be posted on http://www.hortmag.com/ .
Their photography contest has a deadline of June 1, 2010. Don't miss that one either.
NOTE: When a deadline is extended, it's a good sign the sponsor/host is in need of more and better quality submissions. In this case, they probably forgot that April was National Poetry Month, and they wanted to capitalize on the hoopla around that recognition. Regardless, if you like to write garden-variety poetry, now's your chance. A clip in Horticulture Magazine is a good one, not to mention the prize money is respectable.
DOUBLE NOTE: Just trudged through six hours of Chapter Four. Six hours! I'll slit my throat if the other chapters do me this way.