Xpress announces a poetry contest

Xpress announces a 2018 poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month and our four-issue Sustainability series in April.

Poets are asked to submit work around the themes of sustainability, environmental awareness and/or reverence for nature. Poems should be set in or in some way refer to Western North Carolina’s environs. Poems should be no longer than one typed page in a 12-point font and must be previously unpublished.

Submissions will be accepted throughout the month of February. The contest will close at midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Email the poem in the body of the message or as a Doc attachment to ae@mountainx.com. The subject line should read “Xpress poetry contest.” Include the author’s full name and contact information. Only one submission is allowed per person. This is no cost to enter.

Three winning poems will be determined by a local poet of note, to be named soon. Winners will be published online and at least one winning poem will be published in print in our April 18 Earth Day issue.

The contest is not open to Xpress employees or freelancers.

Contact Alli Marshall at ae@mountainx.com with any questions.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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