The Upper Delaware Writers Collective Announces
The 2011 Green Heron Poetry Project
The green heron is a native bird whose numbers are increasing in the region. It is adaptable and wily and uses tools to catch its prey.
Themes such as green herons, birds, bird watching, landscapes, places, nature, bodies of water, adaptability (for humans and animals), contemplation, conservation and sustainability are welcomed.
These themes can be interpreted loosely and are for inspiration only. We are open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
The UDWC sponsors events designed to preserve and extend the cultural and literary legacy of the Delaware River and the Upper Delaware River Valley.
For this contest, poets must reside in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
Each poem must be 26 lines or less; prose poems of 250 words or less, one poem per page.
Entry free of $5 per poem; entries limited to four previously unpublished poems. Make
checks payable to UDWC.
Include a cover sheet listing your full contact information, poem titles, and a short bio (50
words or less). Judging will be anonymous. Do not include any contact information on poem submissions.
A panel consisting of UDWC members will judge.
Submission deadline: Friday, May 27th, 2011.
Winners will be notified by July 1st, 2011.
Send SASE for announcement of winners.
Poems may be submitted by first class mail or online. If online, manuscript will be
considered once the entry fee has been received by mail. Word documents only.
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $50
Third Prize: $25
Winning poems will be artfully rendered on a poster with the green heron and presented at our annual awards ceremony and celebration in Narrowsburg, New York, September 17th, 2011.
For information and to send submissions via first class mail:
Green Heron Poetry Project
PO Box 120
Big Indian, NY 12410
For information and to send submissions online:
For more information: 845.252.7506