I did spend $15 to enter the Erma Bombeck contest and also to enter Missouri Writer's Guild Conference contests. I know my chances are as good as the next persons and I am willing to take my chances.
I just saw a call out for "car-free" poetry. Attach a PDF file of your poem and email to Kelly.Nelson@asu.edu with a short bio. Write Poetry submission in subject line. Google "Car free poetry" to read one of Ted Kooser's entries.
Not a poet? Neither am I, although I write poetry. I am not a trained poet. I am not educated in how to write poems. I just write from my heart and try to connect with the reader.
If the editor happens to have high academia expectations, my poem will be ruled out. But if it is a person looking for a poetic experience with word play and meaning, then mine might be considered. Either way, I am willing to take the chance.
It is a new year, folks, and you should try something new and different, stretch your writing muscle.
What are you working on? I personally am working on trying to stay warm. It is -7 degrees.
Those of you who like winter, help me see your point of view.
http://flailingleap.com/ Would you please take a look at this gal's blog and leave a comment? On the recommendation of C. Hope Clark Funds for Writers. Thank you!