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SAS POETRY Contest 2021-2022

SAS POETRY Contest 2021-2022

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Apply for SAS POETRY Contest 2021-2022. This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from Scovern Law Firm, The John Burton Harter Foundation, and the printing sponsor The Commonality Institute.


SAS POETRY Contest 2021-2022 has the following prizes

  • One grand prize of $500 and two second place prizes of $100 will be awarded.
  • A list of the top ten finalists will be posted on our website and in our e-newsletter.
  • Finalists will be published in the Saints and Sinners Poetry Chapbook to be distributed at a special reading at the 2022 Festival.


  • The contest is open to all LGBTQ+ writers.
  • Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.
  • Please submit original, unpublished work that has not won other prizes or contests.


  • Submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems of any style based on our theme of RAIN, written in
  • English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines.
  • Number all pages in your entry.
  • Please use standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Georgia in 12 point font size.
  • Author’s name must not appear on the submission as all entries are judged anonymously.
  • Multiple entries per person and simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify the Festival if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Additional Details

  • The mission of the TWFest and SASFest Writing Contest is to promote new work from emerging artists.
  • TWFest & SASFest are 501c3 nonprofit status.
  • The program welcomes submissions from around the world.
  • Submissions must be original work and not published in any way.
  • Please view the individual contest guidelines carefully to avoid disqualification.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline16 October,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerTWFest & SASFest



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