The Charlotte Writers’ Club is again sponsoring its Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize. Poets from North and South Carolina are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional styles (no haiku poems).
First place winners receive $100, second place $50, third place $25 and there will also be three honorable mention awards. The line count is limited to a maximum of 50 lines, and the deadline for submission must be postmarked by March 20. The winners will be announced on May 15, 2012. There is a $5 submission fee for CWC members and $10 for non-members.
The Charlotte Writer’s Club, established in 1922, is an organization of individuals who value the written word. It offers critique groups, workshops and monthly meetings with speakers who address a variety of topics on all forms of writing, publishing and finding the writer within. The club also sponsors numerous writing contests.
For contest guidelines and information visit the website at www.charlottewritersclub.org.