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Free poetry contest open to Lincoln residents

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[June 26, 2007]  OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The International Library of Poetry has announced that over $100,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Poetry Contest. Poets from the Lincoln area, particularly beginners, are welcome to try to win their share of over 250 prizes. The deadline for the contest is June 30. The contest is open to everyone and entry is free.

"Any poet, whether previously published or not, can be a winner," stated Pamela Roberts, contest director. "When people learn about our free poetry contest, they suddenly realize that their own poetic works of art can win cash prizes, as well as gain national recognition."

To enter, send one original poem, any subject and any style to The International Library of Poetry, Suite 19925, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked or sent via the Internet by June 30. You may enter online at

The International Library of Poetry was founded in 1982 and is the largest poetry organization in the world.

[Text from news release received from International Library of Poetry]

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