A prize of $500 and publication on the Society of Classical Poets website is given annually for a group of three to five poems on a theme. One poem must address human rights in China, terrorism, or the environment; the remaining poems must address one or more of the following themes: the beautiful and sublime, humor and riddles, and great culture. Poems that incorporate meter and rhyme are preferred. Society president Evan Mantyk will judge. Submit three to five poems of up to 50 lines each via e-mail by December 31. There is no entry fee. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Society of Classical Poets, Poetry Competition, 11 Heather Lane, Mount Hope, NY 10940.