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Writers on the Avenue, a non-profit literary organization, is accepting entries for their poetry contest running through March 30.

The contest is open to writers in Muscatine, Cedar, Scott, Louisa and Johnson counties in Iowa and Rock Island in Illinois. Prizes are offered for adults 18 and older, teenagers 13 to 17 and youth 12 and younger. Winners receive $25 along with non-cash prizes. Second, third and honorable mentions will be recognized, according to a news release from the group. Winners will be published in an anthology.

To enter, writers must submit as many as five pages of unpublished poetry and a cover sheet with the author's name, mailing address, phone number, email address, category and the title or first lines of poems. Entries can be sent by email to wotamuscatine@gmail.com or by mail to WOTA Poetry Contest, 2614 Imperial Oaks Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761.

— Journal Staff

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