Poetry contest on tap

MARTINS FERRY – A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special poetry contest sponsored by Christian Poets Guild, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all totalling $5,000.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 7308 Heritage Drive, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. Or enter online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline for entering is Feb. 28.

Poems may be written on any subject using any style. “A typical poem,” says Contest Director Dr. James Hunter, “might be a love poem, or nature poem, one that inspires the reader.”

Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your poem. If you wish a winner’s list, please enclose a stamped return envelope.