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WyoPoets Shea National Poetry Contest accepting entrie


October 10, 2019

The WyoPoets 2020 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest opened for submissions on October 1 and is open through the postmark deadline of December 31. First place prize is $100, second place is $50 and third place is $30.

Submissions must be unpublished poems in English, single-spaced with a maximum length of one page, written in 12-point Times New Roman. For guidelines and instructions on how to enter, visit the WyoPoets website at

Questions may be directed to Nicholas Trandahl, contest chair, at [email protected]

This annual contest is named in honor of Eugene V. Shea of Hanna, Wyoming, a long-time member and past president of WyoPoets. Shea chaired the national contest for eight years, represented WyoPoets at numerous meetings of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and served as a juror for poetry contests in other states. A prolific writer, he wrote more than 1300 poems and published eight volumes of poetry.


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