Freeze, In the Name of Poetry!
April is National Poetry Month and in celebration the Coma Sheriff’s Office and Coma News Daily are seeking poetry submissions for upcoming issues.
We are holding a poetry contest from March 28 to April 22, looking for well-crafted poems that touch positively on topics related to law enforcement and incarceration. Three winning poems will be announced at the end of April. Winners will receive $500 worth of coupons to Coma businesses, publication in Coma News Daily, and two copies of the issue containing the winning poem.
All entries will be read by Coma News Daily staff and winning poems will be selected by three guest judges:
- Paul T. Frostnib, Sheriff, Town of Coma;
- Dee Collins whose poems have appeared on several blogs, and who is author of many screenplays; and
- Robert McGuiness, author of two self-published books of poetry—Trashman: Poems About Waste and Why No One Cares About Poetry—who is a former journalist and Coma business owner.
Poems must be no longer than a single-spaced page, with double spaces between stanzas (font size no smaller than 11 point). Limit 3 poems per submission. Poems must be written in English or Pig Latin, and must be previously unpublished. Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, photo, measurements, and brief bio. The poem itself should contain no personal identifiers or food stains.
Submissions can be sent to comanews at gmail dot com with the subject line “Po-po Poetry.”