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Hessler Street Poetry/Art Anthology Contest - Deadline April 15, 2019 -
50th Annual Hessler Street Fair
During the months of March and April of 2019 we will be accepting submissions for the 2019 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and its corresponding anthology.
Contest is free to enter and open to anyone age 14 and up.
The Hessler Street Fair is going on a hiatus after this year so...
POETS, WRITERS, ARTISTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ENTER THIS YEAR!
There might not be another opportunity....
Winners will receive cash prizes and get to read their poems live at this year's Fair.
1st Place winning poet will receive $100
2nd Place winning poet will receive $50
3rd Place winning poet will receive $25
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Poetry Contest -- Hessler Street Fair 2019
2019 Poetry at the Hessler Street Fair During the month of March 2019 we will be accepting submissions for the 2019 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and its corresponding anthology. Contest is free to enter and open to anyone age 14 and up. Winners will receive cash prizes and get to read their poems live at this year's Fair.
When and where:
Submissions will be accepted from March 1st to April 15th 2019. We will let you know by April 30th if your work has been accepted for the anthology. Poets will be invited to read their accepted works during the contest reading.
The 2019 Hessler Street Fair will take place June 1st and 2nd from 11 am to dusk, rain or shine, on Hessler Road and Hessler Court in Cleveland. The exact time of winning poets' reading will be announced soon.
Before you submit, please read these guidelines:
Submit up to 5 original poems or 5 images of your own original art via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (no snail mail entries, please). Subject line: "Hessler Street Poetry Contest". Previously published pieces are okay as long as you have the rights to them.
Please include your name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address with your submission(s).
Poets and artists published in the book retain all rights to their work.
Any accepted art work will be printed in black and white.
Since the Happy Dog/Euclid Tavern has closed, we don't yet have a location for the contest. About 20 minutes after all participating poets have read, the winners will be announced and prizes handed out. If you have won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place in the Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest in the last three years, you are welcome to submit to the book and read your poem, but you will not be eligible to win a prize. Prize winners are also expected to read on the designated day during the Hessler Street Fair.
Contributors to the 2019 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology will be able to purchase a copy of the book for half price from the Hessler Street Fair Booth during the Fair, or at Mac's Backs Books, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights (216-321-2665 / macsbacks.com). We regret that we cannot afford to provide free contributor copies in print at this time. However, we will make a free pdf version of the book available to the public in late 2019.
Poetry has always been an integral part of the Hessler Street Fair, sometimes having its own stage on the street and sometimes combining with music on the main stage, but always doing something interesting. The top three winners will be given the opportunity to read from the stage at the Hessler Street Fair, simulcast on live radio and the web, during the Fair. Poetry read on air must not include any words designated to be obscene language by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Special thanks to:
Mac's Backs ~ Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH
Writing Knights Press ~ Cleveland, OH