This annual award is open to poets of all ages living in the US. Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2020 and the prize will be awarded at a Fischer Prize award ceremony Oct. 10, 2020, in Telluride, Colorado. DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, WE WILL NOT BE GATHERING FOR AN AWARDS CEREMONY. (For more information contact Galaxy at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Open to any and all poets living in the United States and its Territories, or American citizens living overseas.
Any style, any content.
Three letter-size pages max per poem, with 12 pt. font size minimum.
Follow the rules. Incomplete submissions will be ruled ineligible if not remedied by the contest deadline, and fees will be forfeited.
Notifications of winners will be posted on the Talking Gourds website in October.
An additional $500 will be presented as the Cantor Award to the highest scoring poem from a Colorado poet, over and above the prizes for the winning and finalist poems among the Fischer Prize submissions.
The judge for 2020 is Marin County (CA) performance poet Claire Blotter.