Open Minds Quarterly’s 17th annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest is open!
First prize $250 • Second prize $150 • Third prize $75
PLUS Two draws for a free 1-year subscription to Open Minds Quarterly or a copy of In New Light
Below, you will find all the rules and regulations for our 17th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest, a small fundraiser organized by NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action for Open Minds Quarterly. The contest is open only to people who have lived experience of mental health challenges, internationally.
be accompanied by one entry form for every three poems entered;
arrive with your entry fee;
not have any names or identifying marks. Put your name only on the
accompanying entry form;
if mailed, be printed on 8.5” x 11” or A4 paper, one poem per page;
be no more than 30 lines in length;
not include any drawings or images;
arrive at NISA by Friday, March 8, 2019, 11:59 p.m.;
arrive by surface mail, hand delivery or through the online submission form (no faxes or e-mails);
be original, unpublished work.
Entries will be ineligible if:
poems have already been published or accepted for publication by Open Minds Quarterly or elsewhere;
entry fee payment is returned due to insufficient funds;
the rules listed above are not followed.
Disqualified entrants will not be notified of disqualification.
NISA staff and board members are ineligible for entry.
The entry fee is $12 for up to three poems. Do not send cash in the mail. Cheques or money orders must be made payable to NISA or Northern Initiative for Social Action; credit card payments can be sent via PayPal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include your payment confirmation with your mailed entry form.