Date(s) - 09/01//2014 - 11/01//2014
8th Annual Split This Rock Poetry Contest, judged by Natalie Diaz. First place $500; 2nd and 3rd place, $250 each. Winning poems will be published on the website, winners will receive free festival registration, and the 1st-place winner will be invited to read winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 2016. Submit up to 3 poems, any style, no more than 6 pages total. Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons. Reading fee: $20.