A prize of $1,000, publication in an anthology, and an invitation to give a reading in Houston is given annually for a single poem on a theme. This year’s theme is “Wicked Wit.” Using only the online submission system, submit up to two poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $15 entry fee ($20 for three poems) by December 15. Late entries of up to three poems will be accepted until January 15, 2020, for a $25 entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Public Poetry, Poetry Contest, 2617C West Holcombe Boulevard #543, Houston, TX 77025. Fran Sanders, Director.