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Enter the 13th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest!

Northern Initiative for Social Action and Open Minds Quarterly are pleased to announce our 13th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest. The contest, which opens for entries on January 2, 2015, is open to poets worldwide who have personally experienced mental health issues or mental illness (‘consumer/survivors’ or ‘people with lived experience’). In each of the last 12 years our judges we have been moved and impressed by the poetry that our contest brings in, and we look forward to seeing what works arrive this year.

Is 13 your lucky number? Enter the 13th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest and find out! Read through the full rules and regulations on Open Minds’ Quarterly’s website, then choose your method of entry, by mail or online. The entry fee is $15 for up to three poems, and only $12 if you submit them online. All poems must arrive by 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 to be considered by the judges.

To enter, visit Open Mind’s Quarterly website, read through all the rules and regulations, then click on one of the buttons for online submission or mailed submission. Good luck!