fantastical magical notebooks

Happy New Year, poets! It’s hard to believe it, but we are one week away from the Pinesong Awards submission deadline. Between researching and writing this blog, processing entries, and keeping up with the North Carolina Poetry Society board of directors, I have logged more computer time than ever over the last few months. This […]

five added benefits

Why should you enter a poetry contest? If you’re answer is “to win a prize,” you may be selling the experience short. Winning a prize is great but if you want to get the maximum benefit out of entering a contest, ask yourself how it can enhance your writing. Consider these five approaches: Finish new […]

welcome!

Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Pinesong Awards for 2020 blog. Here you can get insights, inspiration, and information about submitting your poetry to our contests. Posts are divided into three categories for your convenience: Director’s Notes offer information about the contests and submission tips, along with links to further resources. 2019 […]

inspiration and edification

While making preparations for the Pinesong Awards, I’ve been contemplating what the contests have to offer. The opportunity to have some world-class poets read your work. The incentive to explore different themes and forms. The chance that your work will win an award and be published. Then I asked myself, can we expand on that? […]