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Poets aged 14 or younger are eligible for the     Mary Villarreal Award. Prize includes an award of  $100, and the winner will read the winning poem at the Houston Poetry Fest in October.

The Mary Villarreal Award was established by Richard Gamez in honor of his late mother. A $100 prize is awarded to the winner. Houston Poetry Fest is partnering with Writers in the Schools (WITS) to offer this opportunity to Houston’s young poets.

Guidelines for submission:
1) All submissions are online–visit Houston Poetry Fest for the link.
2) Submit no more than 5 poems and no more than 3 pages.
3) Do not include your name or any other identifying information on these pages.

In the cover letter field on Submittable put:
o your name,
o contact information,
o titles of poems.

The URL for submissions is houstonpoetryfest.submittable.com/submit, or click here.

Deadline: September 12, 2014

Houston Poetry Fest is an annual event that began in 1985. The festival includes three days of poetry performances, an anthology and workshops, as well as satellite events around Houston and the Houston area leading up to and extending beyond the festival weekend.

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