Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the Illinois Center for the Book, and Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein have announced the 11th Illinois Emerging Writers Competition (Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award).  The contest is open to residents of Illinois age 18 and over.  Submit your poetry for a chance to win the $500 first-place prize, $300 for second place, or $100 for third place.  For more details including the entry form, visit the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition website.  Good luck!

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