Prize in Southern Poetry! Calling all Southern poets - submit your poem to this competition

WOKC_SouthernPoetry_2017 2ND ANNUAL WOKC SOUTHERN POETRY COMPETITION  ---  RULES FOR SUBMISSION In a continuing celebration of Southern culture and arts, WOKC invites poets from across the South to explore the depths of nature this Valentine's Day. Poems will be evaluated and judged by Beth Gylys, author of Bodies that Hum, winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award, and Spot in the Dark, winner of Ohio State University Press-The Journal Award in Poetry, and esteemed Professor of Creative Writing and English at Georgia State University. The winning poem on Nature will be featured on our Valentine's Day menu running from February 11 through the 14 and the winning poet will receive a $1,500 prize. Rules for Submission
  •   The contest is open to all poets who currently reside in and have had residency in one of the following states for a minimum of 12 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prize winner is announced.)
  •   Writers who have published 2 or more full-length collections of poetry or who do not meet the residency requirements are NOT eligible
  •   Translations and manuscripts in languages other than English are not acceptable, however manuscripts that occasionally use words from other languages are perfectly fine
  •   All poems submitted will become the property of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and can be published without further approval of author
  •   Manuscripts must be received between January 1, 2017 and February 5, 2017
  •   The submitted poems will not be returned
  •   No entry fee required
  •   Poem Guidelines:
    •   Only one submission per author
    •   40 line limit
    •   Must be on the topic of "NATURE"
    •   Poem must be typed (single-spaced)
    •   Author must include name, address, phone number, email address, word count and manuscript title on the submitted poem
  •   Poems must be submitted by email to
  •   No revisions of submitted manuscripts will be allowed during the contest
  •  The winner will be announced on February 12, 2017 and contacted to discuss delivery of the $1,500 payment prize