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The 9th Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Contest is now open. Submissions will be accepted through midnight on September 1, 2019.

Fee: $15

Prize: $1,000

The contest is open to ALL poets over the age of 18 living anywhere.

You may submit one original, unpublished poem of up to two pages.

This year's judge is Dennis Maloney. The winner will be selected in October and notified by November 1. Depending on the status of the Corona Virus pandemic, the winner will be invited to read the winning poem at the 11th Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading held at UCSC in mid-November.

Please submit your work online only, as HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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