Reading period starts April 1st and ends on April 30th. Enter 3 poems via poetraindog “at” gmail dot com . Pay the $20 reading fee (non-refundable) by using the PayPal button here. I prefer this method of payment but if you must pay by check or M.O. please make it out to Lummox Productions in the amount of $20 and mail to: Lummox – 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814. Please use “poetry prize” to identify what it’s for; or on the subject line of your check/MO.
This year the Poetry Prize is $750 – FIRST PLACE, SECOND PLACE – $200, and THIRD PLACE – $150. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL (in late Aug. or early Sept)! I try not to send out too many emails (saves confusion) but please read the ones that I send you (important info within)…don’t be the one who tells me they didn’t have time to read it and wants special treatment. Hell! We all have to do the ‘work’…remember it’s all about your game!
Though the Lummox Poetry Anthology has had a poetry contest for the last four years, from now on it will be the Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Prize (thanks to the generosity of her late-husband, Richard Mankiewicz).
Angela (1944 – 2017) was born in Brooklyn, NY, but later moved to the west coast. She was fortunate to be able to devote two-thirds of her life to her true loves: poetry and theater. She authored hundreds of published poems and four poetry chapbooks, Cancer Poems, An Eye, Wired and As If and a recorded children’s story, The Grummel Tales. She was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. She also wrote a play that later became the libretto for “One Day Less,” a one-act operetta.
Throughout her life, Angela corresponded with hundreds of poets on all things poetic. She generously supported many literary groups such as Poets and Writers, Poets House (NYC) and Pen West. She was, to my way of thinking, a poet’s poet… and she was a friend of mine. It’s my fortune to be able to honor her memory with this prize.