Thank you for submitting your work to The Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. We are pleased to announce that our preliminary judges have chosen the top 25 poems in each of our two categories (national and regional) for publication in the 2010 edition of Off Channel.
We are also very pleased to inform you that your poem “Lost Children of the Prairie” has been selected as part of the qualifying group of finalists.
From these 25 poems in each category (your work included), our final judges will soon select the winners, who will be notified by June 20, 2010.
Please inform us immediately upon receipt of this letter if you need to withdraw your work from consideration / publication due to acceptance elsewhere.
Visit our website, www.midwestwritingcenter.org , periodically for contest updates or to order copies of Off Channel.
Coordinator, Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
Midwest Writing Center
225 E. Second Street, Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801
Update: My poem wasn’t a winner, but it, along with the top winners and other finalists, will be published in the annual journal. Always a great contest to enter! I’ll keep trying for that top spot!