Beals Prize for Poetry: Call for entries

Staff Report
Published: 7/1/2022 3:33:05 PM
Modified: 7/1/2022 3:30:32 PM

WINCHENDON — The Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon seeks entries into the third annual Beals Prize for Poetry. Ten finalists will be chosen by the judges to read their work at the awards presentation on Thursday, Sept. 1. Prize money of $150, $75 and $50 will be awarded to the top three competition finalists. Submissions for the contest are now being accepted through Sunday, July 31.

Entrants may submit only one, original and unpublished poem. Submissions must be emailed to (Word docs preferred). Notification of receipt of entry will be via return email, and competition finalists will be notified on or before Aug. 19.

The Beals Prize for Poetry is funded in part by the Winchendon Cultural Council and by the Friends of the Beals Memorial Library. Call the library at 978-297-0300 or go to for more information.

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