Free half-day nature writing workshop for writers ages 16 and older
Sunday, October 10, 2021
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Taft Campus in Oregon, Illinois
Led by Molly McNett, NIU English Faculty
Reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com.
Winter “Frozen Pond” Poetry Contest (Members Only)
Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Theme is Frozen Pond. The deadline is September 15, 2021. Winning entries published in The Rockford Review, Winter-Spring edition, 2022. Winners announced in the October 2021 newsletter. Use the submission form on our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte Digregorio of Winnetka, IL has organized a poetry open mic through Zoom, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, that is open to poets globally, especially RWG members. Beginning and experienced poets will share the spotlight, 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 25. For more info and to register, click: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/?cid=3782&t=d&d=2021-07-25&cal=3782&inc=0
Rockford Review Youth Poetry Contest Deadline: May 15 Open to all youth up to 18 years old. Categories: 13-18 and 12 and Under. Send up to 3 poems, each 50 lines or less to email@example.com or use our submission form at rockfordwritersguild.org. Winners in each category will receive $25 and winning poems will be published in the Summer-Fall edition of The Rockford Review.
Poetry contest open to all youth, 18 years old and younger! Submit up to three poems (each 50 lines or shorter) to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online submission form at www.rockfordwritersguild.org. Winners of 13-18 and 12 and Under age categories will win $25 each and be published in The Rockford Review.
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April 15 deadline — Summer-Fall Members’ Only edition of The Rockford Review, poems and prose, no theme, see submission guidelines on our website www.rockfordwritersguild.org
April 15 deadline — Prose contest, theme “Reckonings” see submission guidelines for prose
May 15 deadline — Rockford Review Youth Poetry contest, ages 18 and under
Rockford Writers’ Guild thanks the authors who participated in our New Year, New Reads book giveaway! Thank you for your generosity in sending your books at your expense to the individual winners! Your efforts were’are greatly appreciated.
Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award:
Deadline: May 15, 2021. Ages: up to 18. Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Include name, age, address, phone number, email address in upper right-hand corner of a Word document. Winners in two age categories: 13-18 and 12 and under. Cash prize of $25 in each age category and the two winning poems will be published in the 2021 Summer-Fall edition of The Rockford Review. No theme. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you notify us if any or all of your submissions have been accepted elsewhere. Please include your bio, 50 words or less. Notification by June 1, 2021. Submit online at: www.rockfordwritersguild.org or send to: email@example.com.
Please encourage your kids or grandkids to enter the contest.
Summer “Alignment” Poetry Contest (Members Only)
Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Theme is Alignment. The deadline is March 15, 2021. Winning entries published in The Rockford Review, Summer-Fall edition, 2021. Winners announced in the May 2021 newsletter. Submit via online form or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.