ONLINE ONLY: Writers Reading - The Source Weekly Annual Poetry Contest

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 11/20/2021
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 This is a live program. Click here to register to receive the Zoom link.

Recording available after the program.

Submit your poems now and win cash prizes!

Co-produced by the Source Weekly, the Deschutes Public Library and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Oregon State University-Cascades.

Winners will have their works published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Source Weekly (and on the Source website) and will be invited to read from their works Nov. 20 at the Downtown Bend library.

Deadline for submission: Tues., Oct. 26 by 5pm


-Submit up to five poems, 30 lines max each

-Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the poem’s title on the poem document (no-brainer, we know… but…)

-Save each poem as its own PDF document; don’t bunch multiple poems together in one document

-Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. DO NOT include your name on the poems

-Email poems to with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line. If you’re under 18, please add “youth” to the subject line so you can be considered in our youth prize category.

-You can also drop/email your poems at/to the Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. DO NOT include your name on the poems.

-Residency requirement: Oregon residents only. If you live in Oregon half time or more, you’re eligible. This allows us to ensure most poets will be available for our Nov. 20 reading.

“A poet’s work name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.” - Salman Rushdie

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Library: All Branches
Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 541-312-1063
Presenter: DPL, The Source Weekly, and OSU Cascades MFA
Link: Register Here