Deadline Approaching for the 5th Annual Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest

WOMR WFMR Community Radio Cape Cod

Marge Piercy Again to Judge the National and Regional Contest

Provincetown, MA, November 21, 2017The deadline for submissions for the 5th Annual Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest to benefit Community Radio WOMR is a little more than a month away.

The contest, created by Joe Gouveia in 2012, brings poetry submissions and excitement to the Outer Cape from all over the country. “Joe’s passion for poetry inspired us to keep this contest active after his passing,” says WOMR Executive Director John Braden. “WOMR/WFMR is continuing this annual tradition to honor Joe’s commitment to the poetry community while supporting a great community asset.”

Once again this year, poet and novelist Marge Piercy will select the finalists for both national and regional categories. $1,300 in prizes will be awarded, with $1,000 going to the national winner and $300 to a regional, Cape Cod-based poet. The deadline for submissions (hard copy only) is a Monday, January 16th, 2018 postmark. Poets are encouraged to send five unpublished poems of any style or subject matter (no more than seven pages in total) and a $15 submission fee.

Specifics concerning the submission requirements and process are available atWOMR.org as well as The Joe Gouveia OuterMost Poetry Contest Facebook page. Winners and runner-ups will be selected on February 13th  and announced on the Joe Gouveia OuterMost Poetry Contest Facebook page, at WOMR.org, and via email. Regional finalists will be invited to read their winning poem at an event hosted by Marge Piercy in late March.

 ABOUT WOMR: In 1976 a small band of visionaries created an all-volunteer programmed  community radio station in Provincetown, and WOMR (Outer Most Radio) went on the air on March 21st, 1982. Over the years the station has expanded to reach a wider audience and currently broadcasts at 92.1 FM as well as 91.3 FM, reaching listeners throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore, and streaming worldwide at womr.org.

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Press contact: John Braden, WOMR, 508.487.2619[email protected]