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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Competition: Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award.

Genre(s): Poetry.

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Publisher: Red Hen Press.
Publication: Los Angeles Review.
Genre(s): Poetry.
Length: Individual poem to 120 lines.
Award: $1000 and publication.
Fee: $15.00 for up to 3 poems.
Judge: Elena Karina Byrne.
Previous Judges: Wanda Coleman (2006); Cecilia Woloch (2005); Elena Karina Byrne, Judy Grahn, and Stephen Yenser (2004); Mark Salerno and Gail Wronsky (2003).
Previous Winners: Amy Lemmon ("A Physics," 2006); Roger Mitchell ("Beneath a Cloud," 2005); John Isles ("Desperate Tender," 2004); Victoria Hallerman ("The Globe," 2003).
Date Call Issued: Not provided.
Deadline: September 30, 2007 postmark.
Publication Date: Not provided.

Comments: From Academy of American Poets: "Founded by Mary Boyce in 1888, The Ruskin Art Club is among the oldest and most influential of cultural and art associations in the Southwest. As the first women’s cultural organization in Los Angeles, the club also played a major role in advancing the cause of women in the early decades of the new century. Membership in the Ruskin Art Club is now open to men. Today, the RAC provides scholarships and prizes to local artist, writers and musicians, and a variety of readings and programs."

Red Hen Press: "Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions. Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted."

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