The deadline is Nov. 1. The winner will be judged by poet Natalie Arispe and associates of the Poetry Café.
The winning $100 prize money will be awarded at the Poetry Café at the Arbor event set for Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.
The prize will go to the best literary work based on content. The 14 topics are listed below:
The Human Condition, 2011 A Universal Bucket List, Kindness Hurts No One, Beam Me Up Scotty, Carpe Diem, Please–I’m Sorry–Thanks, My Hero, In My Wildest Dreams, You Heard What?, You Say, Did You Hear About?, If I Had My Way, I Remember When and If I Could Change the World.
All submissions will belong to the Poetry Café of Beeville and listed as All City Poetry Contest – Citizen’s File of Writers – Nov. 15, which will be compiled in book form for the public to view. To submit your work, send typed copy, in plain font, to Natalie Arispe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible, put your name, address and phone number on cover sheet of entry. All submissions must have a Beeville address. One entry per person. A complete list of rules for the contest can be picked up the Barnhart Library during regular hours.
The Poetry Café of Beeville dates are Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 29. The cafe meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month.