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Poe Museum Accepting Submissions for Poetry Month Contest

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Poe Museum will be accepting submissions throughout the month of April for a poetry contest. There are no restrictions on content or form. All poems must be no longer than Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (108 lines). Only one poem may be submitted per author.

Prizes for the top three selected poems will be as follows:

1st Place:

Publication on The Poe Museum’s blog

Publication in The Poe Museum’s print newsletter Evermore (includes 2 contributor copies)

One year of membership to The Poe Museum ($25.00 value)

2nd Place:

Publication on The Poe Museum’s blog

One free admission pass to The Poe Museum ($6.00 value)

3rd Place:

Publication on The Poe Museum’s blog

Submission Deadline:
11:00 P.M. Eastern Time, April 30th, 2013

Submission Guidelines:
Electronic submissions are preferred. Submissions may be inserted directly into the body of the email, or attached as a .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF. Send to

Print Submissions may be sent with a self addressed envelope to:
The Poe Museum
1914-16 East Main St.
Richmond, VA 23223

Response Times
All winners will be contacted by May 10th. Winners will be published electronically in May, with newsletter publication in July.

All rights revert back to the author upon publication. The Poe Museum retains non-exclusive publication rights.

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