Places to submit

Poetry Contests and sensory detail


Sebastopol Center for the Arts is sponsoring a poetry contest:  “The History of Sonoma County,” inviting local writers to submit poems about the history of Sonoma County. 

Selected poems will be displayed at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Contest winners will be invited to attend and read their winning poem at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on June 10.

The contest juror is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Iris Jamahl Dunkle. 

The entry deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. Youth, teens and adults are invited to submit their work and may submit up to three entries per contestant.

The fee for adults is $8 for members of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, $10 for non-members, and $5 for youth entries age 18 and under. 

For complete contest guidelines visit History of Sonoma County Poetry Contest or visit the Center’s website at or email a request to lindag

Suggestions to win a poetry contest

Use Sensory Detail: Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste and the sixth sense of intuition/telepathy/proprioception.

The Write Spot Blog has many posts about using sensory detail in writing:

33 Ideas You Can Use for Sensory Starts Prompt #278    

Sensory Detail includes the sixth sense of telepathy 

For more posts on Sensory Detail, type “Sensory Detail” in the search box. There are several posts on The Write Spot Blog about sensory detail.

For more places to submit, including places to submit poetry, click on Places to Submit.


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