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Hudson Valley Writers Guild Poetry Contest




The HVWG writing contest alternates genres annually. This year’s contest is POETRY. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and invited to read their winning piece at a special meeting  TBD.


Eligibility: All contestants must be residents of New York State. Current members of the HVWG Board and their families are not eligible. Judges this year are: Therese Broderick, Sharon Stenson & TBA


  • Entries must be postmarked between April 2 and May 25, 2019

  • Identification/contact information MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submission. Cover letter should include the following: Name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of submission and word count. 

Submit 4 copies of up to three poems , 40 line limit through the mail, and an SASE if you would like a hard copy of results. If you want to submit more than three poems an additional fee must be included. Submissions will not be returned. All entrants will be notified of winners by e-mail or SASE. Results will also be posted on our website at:

  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. standard font such as Cambria, Calibri or Times New Roman. Submissions must be previously unpublished. 


For more information please contact Faith Green at Mail submissions with entry fee to: HVWG Poetry Contest, c/o Faith Green, 25B Patterson Drive, Glenmont, NY. 12077.


Entry fee: $15. for non-members   $10. for members. Make checks payable to HVWG and include with submission.  


1st prize: $100     2nd prize: $75     3rd prize: $50


3 Honorable mentions: $20 ea.


Earlier Event: April 1
Words Between the Stacks
Later Event: April 2
Book Review: Devil's Mile