Spring Poetry Contest

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Postcard Poems and Prose – Call for Entries

The snow is still arse deep to a tall sheep here on the shores of Lake Superior. We can’t wait for spring. To help while away the idle hours of March we are launching our Spring Poetry Contest. The window in time for entry is brief since spring is already breaking the horizon in many locales. The two art prompts at the top of the page will help start the saliva of creation flowing – so will our first prize of $24.19 (Poets are different…so are we.) We also feel that every poem deserves equal footing with the judges. All entries will be judged blind so keep names and pen names off your attachments. Best of luck, now fire up your laptop and whisk something off to us.

We will be accepting entries for our Spring Poetry Contest until midnight March 31st. Winning poems will need the following attributes:
• Inspired, in some manner, by either one of the two picture prompts at the top of this page
• 4 to 20 lines – free verse, structured form, or prose poems are fine
• Accessible. We like experimental forms, but not here at Postcard Poems and Prose
• Written in contemporary English without gratuitous obscenity

Authors may submit ONE POEM for the contest. The poem should be sent as a .doc attachment to an email. Only title and poem should be in the attachment. Do NOT include your name in the attachment since the poems will be blind-judged. Entries should be emailed to dave@postcardpoemsandprose.com with the words ONE POEM written in the subject line.

Spring Poetry Contest 2

Janet Butler began painting while living in central Italy, and participated in exhibits organized by the art critic Luciano Lepri, which were held in various cities in Umbria and Tuscany. She currently lives in the Bay Area, California, and attends weekly figure drawing classes at the Frank Bette Art Center in Alameda. She also pays serious homage to the Poetry Muse as well: “Searching for Eden”, was published by Finishing Line Press in January, 2012, and “Upheaval” was one of three chapbooks selected by Red Ochre Press in their 2012 Chapbook Contest.
cute kid with teddy
drawing of fulmi asleep 27 feb 13

“Kid with Teddy”

A watercolor Janet recently completed. She also does wonderful figure studies in watercolor, but she understands the mean-spirited editors won’t allow nudes, although they’re a favorite subject.

“Fulmi napping”

A sketch of Fulmi, one of her favorite models. Fulmi also has a sketch book devoted entirely to her antics, mostly sleeping or relaxing, since moving dogs are somewhat of a challenge to capture on paper.

Many of Janet’s watercolors and sketches may be seen at:


and more recently:


Jennifer Schiefer has a love of photography and creative writing. She frequently makes use of these two passions with willing – and the not so willing – pets, family members, friends, household items and furniture. Her impeccably patient husband has come to understand that when something goes missing it will soon pop up in one of her story-esque photo creations. She once lost a pair of his shoes though. She gave him the picture to remember them.

Jennifer Schiefer

Jennifer and her industry-standard


Most people would give more than a penny

to learn what Josephine, the dog, is

thinking. The author assures us that

Josephine is more of a boot girl.

Not Hungry

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