Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Spirit First is now on MeetUp!

Spirit First hosts monthly meditations in the Washington, D.C., area and you can now join us on MeetUp. We are a regular bunch of busy people who like to take time out to pause, breathe, and meditate. We are from all faiths and disciplines, and everyone is welcome. Monthly gatherings include mindfulness meditation, guided meditation, music meditation, and silent meditation. We look forward to sharing sacred space with you. Find us here: Spirit First MeetUp.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Third Annual Poetry Contest

Third Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2012
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75

Complete guidelines:

Spirit First is pleased to announce its third annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or silence. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.

Please do not enter more than three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.

Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Poems must be received by January 31, 2012.

Poems should be submitted with a cover note listing the author's name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2012.

Winners will be announced no later than March 31, 2012, on the Spirit First website at www.spiritfirst.org. Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in the Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems). Selected poems may be invited to participate in an upcoming book publication (authors will retain full rights to their poems).
How to submit:
By email: send to meditate@spiritfirst.org.
By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access), send to the following address:

Spirit First Poetry Contest
PO Box 8076
Langley Park, MD 20787

We look forward to reading your poems!