$500 for first place, $400 second, $300 third, $200 fourth and honorable mention cash awards.

January 15, 2020 deadline. Results by email to you in March 2020. Finalists will be invited to a reading near Albany NY in May 2020.

No entry fees. However, we encourage entrants to attend a reading or poetry open mic in their community that they would not normally attend.

One poem limit. Otherwise, no limitations. All ages. All countries. For poems in English.

Submission gives your consent for us to print or read your poem for our May program.

Send a poem you wrote to riverrun@nycap.rr.com by Word or PDF attachment. Do not put your name on the poem. Put your name, your full mailing or residence address, your email address, and a ten-word bio in the email body or in a separate attachment. If your poem is over two pages long and you can snail mail it, please do so to: Bob Sharkey, 19 Hunter Ave., Latham NY 12110 USA.

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