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July 12, 2012

Call for Entries for the 2013 Poetry in Motion Contest

For more information:
Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440 (office)

Do you like to write poems and live within a 50-mile radius of the City of St. Louis? If so, you are invited to enter the 2013 Poetry in Motion® contest. Metro Arts in Transit and the Poetry Society of America are sponsoring the competition. The 2013 Poetry in Motion® contest receives financial support from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council. The deadline to enter the contest is 5 p.m. on September 24, 2012.

Fifteen poems will be selected for publication and displayed on MetroLink trains and MetroBus vehicles for up to one year. The winning authors will be invited to read their poems at a special ceremony in November at the Regional Arts Commission. Each winner will receive a $50 award. In addition, the names of the poets, along with their winning poems, will be published on the Arts in Transit website (www.artsintransit.org).

The contest is open to both published and non-published work by bi-state residents of all ages. Previously published work must be provided with permission to reproduce. A panel of literary professionals from the St. Louis region will judge the entries.

For more information about the contest and to print an entry form, please visit the Arts in Transit website (www.artsintransit.org). Submissions must be mailed or hand delivered to:

Metro Arts in Transit
707 N. First Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Attn: PIM 2013

No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Submissions must be received, not just postmarked, no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012. Submissions received after this date and time will not be eligible for the contest.

Poetry in Motion® was launched in 1992 by the Poetry Society of America and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City to create a national readership for both emerging and established poets while making bus and subway rides more enjoyable. Metro Arts in Transit has sponsored this and other poetry and literary contests over the past two decades.

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