WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest Accepting Entries Through Dec. 15

By: Daniel X. O'Neil

The WyoPoets 2018 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest is now accepting entries through the postmark deadline of Dec. 15, 2017. First prize is $100, second place $50, third $30, and fourth $20. Up to five honorable mentions will be awarded. Poems, published or unpublished, of up to 40 lines, including title and line breaks, are eligible. Entry fee is $3 plus $1 per poem entered, no limit on number of poems entered

For guidelines and instructions on how to enter, visit the WyoPoets website at http://www.wyopoets.org/contests.html. Questions may be directed to Katie Smith, contest chair, at wyopoets@gmail.com.

This annual contest is named in honor of Eugene V. Shea of Hanna, a long-time member and past president of WyoPoets. Shea chaired the national contest for eight years, represented WyoPoets at numerous meetings of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and served as a juror for poetry contests in other states. A prolific writer, he wrote more than 1,300 poems and published eight volumes of poetry.

WyoPoets is an organization of persons who write poetry for publication and/or as a hobby, open to all poets, both in-state and nationally. WyoPoets is a 501(c)(3) organization and is the Wyoming branch of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS). More information on WyoPoets may be found at http://www.wyopoets.org/.