LDS.net is hosting a poetry contest. Submissions “must be themed in Mormon culture, history, or beliefs fitting the tone and purpose of LDS.net”. There are cash prizes for first and second place and the top 15 poems will be published on LDS.net.
I asked for some clarification on the contest and here’s the deal:
- There is no length requirement for the poems (although I would guess that your 20,000 line epic might not do well in the judging).
- Previously published poems are not eligible.
- LDS.net are asking for 6 months exclusive rights to the poems that they publish as well as the right to continue to publish the poem on their site. In my experience, that’s a very fair approach for a contest like this.
Since this is the first time LDS.net is doing this, I’m not entirely sure what they are looking for, but other than the Mormon Lit Blitz, there aren’t many venues that publish poetry that is on the devotional end of the spectrum and/or LDS-centric.
The deadline to submit is Jan. 31, 2015. For all the details, see the LDS.net poetry contest announcement.