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The Society of Southwestern Authors 2015 Writing Contest

The Society of Southwestern Authors 2015 Writing Contest

Deadline September 15, 2015

Category/ $15 Entry Fee Each

Short Story (2,500 words max)

Poetry (40 lines max)

Personal Essay/Memoir (2,500 words max)

Multiple entries may be submitted with one check, in one envelope.  No membership dues or other fees are accepted with contest entres.


1st place- $250 . 2nd place- $125 . 3rd placed- $75 . Honorable Mention- $25 . Commendation – only author’s mame & entry title will be p;rinted in THE STORY TELLER.

All winning entries will be published in SSA’s THE STORY TELLER 2015.  Let us know if you want judge’s comments!


Requirements are at http://www.ssa-az-org/contest.html

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Arizona State Poetry Society Contest

Arizona State Poetry Society Contest

Arizona State Poetry Society is supporting our newly reorganized Tucson chapter with a state poetry contest using our favorite theme, THE SOUTHWEST.  You may enter as many unpublished poems as you wish, using any form, but sticking to the theme.  Line limit is 40.  (1) Submit $5.00 by check to the contest chairman for each poem entered and mail it by June 1, 2015.  (2) Send two copies of each poem, with the poet’s contact information on the right hand corner of the second copy only.  There will be just one winner in this contest – they will receive half of all entry fees collected.  The winning poem will be printed in SANDCUTTERS, our ASPS quarterly.  Mail poems to the contest chairman:

Stuart Watkins   36251 S. Golf Course Dr.   Tucson, Az. 85704


Taken from the WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors April 2015

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The Society of Southwestern Authors- April 19, 2015 Writing Forum Hosts Christy White & Stuart Watkins SHARING POETRY

The Society of Southwestern Authors- April 19, 2015 Writing Forum Hosts Christy White & Stuart Watkins SHARING POETRY

April is National Poetry Month and we have the opportunity
to have Arizona poets to share their work. Christy White is the
treasurer (and former president) of the Arizona State Poetry Society
as well as the newsletter editor and the website administrator. SSA
member Stuart Watkins is the president of the re-ignited Tucson
Poetry Society.
Christy White has published a number of chapbooks and other
volumes of poetry with her first being Heart of Fire, and others
including At Last a Voice, Naked Again, Western Reveries and her
latest, Rain. Stuart Watkins has two books of poetry; his first was a
celebration of the Centennial Celebration of Arizona Statehood, Arizona:
100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets and Black and White are Only Shades
of Gray.
The Tucson Poetry Society meets on the first Saturday of the
month at 10:10 AM at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street,
in Tucson. The objective is reading poetry and gentle critiquing. The next meeting is April 4 and you can contact
Stuart at watkins4AZ@gmail.com or 520-818-0844 if you have any questions

The Arizona State Poetry’s April 25th meeting is their annual Spring Festival
where they will be discussing poetry and film at the Scottsdale Mustang Library, 10101
N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Christy White, Host, 480-677-0000, cchristy1@prodigy.net.
The Academy of American Poets defined the month in 1996 and it is the largest literary
celebration in the world with schools, libraries, booksellers, publishers, poets and
celebrating poetry in our culture. Poem in Your Pocket Day initiated in 2002 by the
New York City Mayor and was added to the Academy of American Poets events
for National Poetry Month. The normal celebration will be April 30th this year,
but SSA hopes everyone who comes to the Forum brings a poem in their pocket on
April 19th, 2015.
(Granada & Saint Mary’s) 11 am–2 pm, every third Sunday
Please R.S.V.P. by WEDNESDAY before the Forum
546-9382 or ssabrunches@gmail.com
$25 w/registration–$30 at the door–includes lunch & speaker

No credit cards please

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