First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75
Special Category - Spoken Poem Prize: $75
Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or silence. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. You may submit up to three poems. Winners will be announced no later than March 31, 2011, on the Spirit First website: http://www.spiritfirst.org/. Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in the Spirit First newsletter. Selected poems may be invited to participate in an upcoming book publication.
Personal Reading List: I just finished the first three books of the Nora Roberts bride quartet. I'm waiting to pry the fourth out of my mothers fingers. I'm also reading Marshal Ney: Bravest of the Brave - a biography about Michel Ney, Napolean's most famous Marshal and a possible ancestor to my husband.
As always, please feel free to ask questions and suggest books. Happy Writing!