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The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest submission deadline

February 28, 2021

Sponsored by former TNQ (The New Quarterly) editor Kim Jernigan and family in celebration of the man who sparked their love of poetry, this contest is for poems written in response to an occasion, personal or public-poems of gratitude or grief, poems that celebrate or berate, poems that make of something an occasion or simply mark one. The contest is interested in light verse and in verse more sober, in the whole spectrum of tones and occasions.

A grand prize of $1,000 goes to the poem judged most worthy. Another $1,000 in prize money will be distributed as the judges fancy.

Learn more here.


February 28, 2021