The Poetry Forum

Columbus, Ohio USA

28th Annual

William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest


$100 and a featured reading May 4, 2020


$25 & mini-featured reading May 4, 2020

     Submission Guidelines:

           >   Submit 3 Word document poems.  One poem per page.

           >   Maximum 80 lines per poem.

           >   Email entries to as single Word document with poems as

                separate pages & no identifying information. Put name, address, phone, and

                email on a separate first page.

           >   Surface mail entries should have name, address, phone number, and email address

                on a separate first page. Poems should have no identifying information. Send

                entries postmarked by February 29 to The Poetry Forum c/o 91 E. Duncan Street, 

                Columbus OH 43202. Poems will not be returned. No SASE required.

            >   Submissions that do not follow guidelines will be ignored.

            >   Previous first-place Redding Competition winners, Poetry Forum featured readers

                 since January 2017, and previously published poems are ineligible.

Deadline:  February 29, 2020

(postmark of February 29 or email receipt by midnight this date)

The Poetry Forum thanks the following for their support: Bossy Grrls Pin-up Joint, Scott Woods, our featured poets, open mic participants, audiences, and generous patrons. 

Bossy Grrls, 2598 N. High Street in Columbus

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