Poetry Northwest Introduces The Pitch
Poetry Northwest introduces the quarterly poetry competition The Pitch. Each round features a writing prompt drawn up by a notable writer and work submitted must adhere to the specifications outlined in the prompt.
Pitch #1, Find Direction Out, features a prompt by Seattle poet Rebecca Hoogs. Among her many engagements and achievements as a writer, Rebecca Hoogs is the curator of Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series and the author of the chapbook, Grenade.
Work can be submitted via email as a Word.doc or pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (only these formats can be accepted) and include in the email message your name, address, phone number, and month/year of birth. One entry per person. Please include your legal name in the email address, even if you wish to be represented on our site by a pseudonym. Full rules can be found on poetrynw.org.
Two finalists will be selected by the editorial staff for a public vote. The finalists will appear on poetrynw.org at the end of the quarter for which their pitch submission is received: for spring and summer, September 15; for fall, December 15; for winter, March 15. Voting will last three weeks. The winner will be published on the site in perpetuity, and will receive a one-year subscription to Poetry Northwest.