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Poetry | Prose | Creative Writing - The Coffee Press Journal

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POETRY CONTEST for THE COFFEE PRESS JOURNAL.

Welcome to The Coffee Press Journal’s poetry contest! We are excited about bringing this new interactive feature back to TheCPJ. We hope you are, too!

During each contest period, a different theme will be posted here on the Contest Page. You may use that theme or not. Then, submit a poem in any form (including “freeform”) that is 30 lines or less.
Each poem will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, artistic quality, characterization, and the adherence to the theme and line limits.

Our current contest has been extended till July 31, 2008.
Winners will be announced with the September/October 2008 issue of TheCPJ.

THEME SUGGESTION - "Transitioning From Season to Season"

PRIZES

$20 Starbucks Gift Card

One Year Subscription to The Coffee Press Journal
with Author's Profile page

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules of the contest and the policies of The Coffee Press Journal.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all poets, published or not, regardless of experience, in the United States and Canada. Current and former employees of The Coffee Press Journal or Capstone Web Services and their immediate family members are not eligible. Poems can be any style (including "freeform") and must be 30 lines or fewer. Only one entry per contest, please. (Extra entries will be deleted.)

Prizes: One (1) winner will be determined by independent judging and meeting of criteria (see Judging below). Winner will receive one (1) $20 Starbucks gift card, a one-year subscription to The Coffee Press Journal with Author's Profile Page. TRV - $41.95 USD. Winner will have winning entry posted on www.coffeepressjournal.com. Winner will be notified by email.
In the event that one more of these prizes become unavailable, a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

Notification: All prize winners will be notified by email and posted on our website. For further information, please contact us

Judging: Entries are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, artistic quality, characterization, and the adherence to the theme and line limits. Judging is done by an independent, volunteer panel of poets and artists. All decisions of the judges are final.

Contest Extension/Cancellation: If it is determined that there is not a sufficient number of eligible entries for a specific contest period, the contest period may be extended or cancelled, at the discretion of the publisher. Any eligible entries received for a contest that is extended or cancelled will automatically be forwarded to the next contest period, and will count as that entrant's single entry for that new contest period.

Rights: This contest generally adheres to the policies that govern The Coffee Press Journal, except as noted below.
In short, all poems remain the property of the artist at all times. By submitting a poem for this contest, the artist also gives The Coffee Press Journal the right publish their entry for the purpose of advertising the contest on The Coffee Press Journal website. If a print version of The Coffee Press Journal is created, the entry may also be eligible for publication in print form. The Coffee Press Journal is under no obligation to publish every contest entry and can disqualify any entry at any time.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The artist is under no obligation whatsoever to purchase a subscription to or a copy of the publication in which the poem may appear.

(The Coffee Press Journal may contain poetry, prose, essays, and other forms of creative writing.
CAUTION: Side effects may include 'oohs', 'aahs', laughter, tears, joy, pain, grieving and healing. The most common side effects are encouragement and inspiration.)

Poetry | Prose | Creative Writing - The Coffee Press Journal