This morning we’ve received a flurry of emails asking us whether the Feb. 1st deadline is a postmark or received by deadline for the Poetry Contest. We didn’t stipulate, so we will accept those postmarked by Feb. 1st.

But if you really wanted to help us out, then submit electronically under the genre “contest” and send the check via snail mail.

This would greatly help us get the ball rolling on the contest because we’d have your poems on Feb. 1st, could organize them, and send them to our judge(s). This way you know if you won $1,000 faster, and we’re a little saner.