Monday, July 17, 2006


Every year at the The Somerville News Writers Festival there is an award presented the: “Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award.” This year the festival will be held at “Jimmy Tingle’s Off -Broadway Theatre,” in Davis Square, Nov. 12. In addition, we have decided to present an “Ibbetson Street Press Poetry Award,” to be announced and presented the night of the festival. There will be one winner, and three honorable mentions. The contest is open to all poets in the state of Massachusetts. The winner will get $100, publication in the ‘Lyrical Somerville,” and in the literary journal: “Ibbetson Street,” as well as receiving a framed certificate. For the past three years “The Somerville News Writers Festival” has hosted such writers as : Sue Miller, Franz Wright, Lan Samantha Chang, Steve Almond, Robert Olen Butler and others, and is well-regarded in local literary circles. To Submit: send 3 to 5 poems with a brief bio to: Submission fee is $5. Or mail both poems and fee to: Ibbetson Press 25 School St. Somerville, Mass. 02143

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