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- Only ONE unpublished poem written in English may be submitted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,
Poem may be faxed to: 502-899-1907 or emailed to: email@example.com
(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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