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The Poetry Judge for Poetry of the Sacred Contest 2005 will be announced at a later date!

 

Guidelines for the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest 2005


- Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2004

- First Prize, $500; Three Honorable Mention Prizes, $50 each

- Winning Poems will be published in The Merton Seasonal, a publication of scholarly articles about noted spiritual leader Thomas Merton and will be posted on the Merton Foundation web site: www.mertonfoundation.org.

- Only ONE unpublished poem written in English may be submitted

- Please limit the poem to no more than 100 lines.

- Type the poem on a separate page. DO NOT put your name on the page with the poem. Enclose a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, FAX number, email address, and the title of your poem.

- Submit poem to The Thomas Merton Foundation, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206
Poem may be faxed to: 502-899-1907 or emailed to: hgraffy@mertonfoundation.org (Please follow the same guidelines as if you were mailing it)

- No reading fee will be charged

- No poems will be returned

- Poems will be judged on literary excellence, spiritual tenor, and human authenticity

- Winners will be announced in March 2005. Please visit the Foundation website for contest results

- To be notified in writing of the contest winners, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope along with your entry

click here to view winning poetry from past years

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