We realize that many of those who plan to anter already
know the editors/judges; however, the goal is blind judging and contacting
the judges defeats the purpose of that goal. All questions need to be addressed
to Main Street Rag, the go between for the judging process, at the following
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate participants' adherence to this policy as
a matter of fairness to all concerned (including the judges). We want this
contest to be inclusive, but cannot include items if the editors/judges
have been given a preview of things to come and/or who may be sending work.
Thank you for your cooperation.
1. Eligibility: Must be a
native or resident of North Carolina or South Carolina.
2. Submissions: Send 1 to
3 poems by email as WORD formatted attachments. Any style, virtually any
subject (we are not interested in pornography or poems that promote ethnic
or religious hatred), no more than one poem per page, up to 60 lines (including
stanza breaks) per poem. Poems should be submitted to KAKALAK@MainStreetRag.com
Email subject line should read: "Submission for KAKALAK 2013"
3. Formatting. As stated above,
poems should be sent as WORD file attachments, each poem as a separate
file with the title of the poem as the name of the file. Email subject
line should read: "Submission for KAKALAK 2013"
4. No Previously Published or Simultaneous Submissions.
All poets selected for publication will be required
to execute a publishing agreement with Main Street Rag Publishing Co. All
rights revert to artists upon publication.
5. Entry Fee. Must pay entry
fee first. Remit your non-refundable reading fee of $10 per submission
to Main Street Rag via Pay Pal. No submission will be forwarded to the
editors until payment is received.
6. IMPORTANT!! DO NOT include
author name, address, email or any other identifying information on the
poems. Include the following information as a separate WORD file attachment:
Poem titles. (If the poem is untitled, use the first line of the poem for
The statement: "I certify that I am either a native
or resident of North Carolina or South Carolina and I am submitting only
original, unpublished work." should appear in the body of the email
to which the author's work is attached. (Notice the statement is in quotation
Reading Period: April 1 through
May 31, 2013. Contestants will be notified by June 30, 2013.
First Prize -- $300
Second Prize -- $150
Third Prize -- $75
Publication--One free copy of the published book for each poem selected
Payment of prizes is contingent upon authors' granting
first time publication rights to Main Street Rag for publication in KAKALAK
2013. Payment of prize money will be upon publication. Poets agree
that, should their poetry be published elsewhere, they will acknowledge
KAKALAK 2013 as place of first publication.