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Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred 7

A project of Center for Interfaith Relations

About

The Center for Interfaith Relations is proud to sponsor the Thomas Merton Prize in Poetry of the Sacred, inspired by the legacy of Thomas Merton – poet, hermit, activist, artist and interfaith pioneer – whose life continues to inspire millions. Poetry has been called ‘the language of the soul’ and this annual contest encourages poets to awaken their reader to the deep meaning and beauty of life by reclaiming meaning in language. Poems are evaluated based on literary excellence, authenticity and spiritual tenor.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Religion/Spirituality (General, Spirituality).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 12 Sep 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 19 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Feb 2016

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