2018 Fischer Poetry Contest Opens – Top prize is $1000!

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Now accepting submissions for the poetry award named for Mark and Elaine Fischer – two Colorado creatives and champions of the arts. Mark was a brilliant lawyer poet who died young, and Elaine his artist widow who went on to become Mayor of Telluride and a San Miguel County Commissioner for four terms (2000-2016). She passed away Memorial Day weekend 2016.​

Started in 1997, the Fischer Prize began with the Telluride Writers Guild, at the instigation of Art Goodtimes, was sustained for many years by the Telluride Council on the Arts & Humanities (which became Telluride Arts) and by Elaine Fischer, and most recently was re-energized and expanded by Goodtimes and the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Program.

This annual award is open to poets of all ages living in the US. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018, and the prize is awarded at the Telluride Literary Arts Festival in May 18th in Telluride, Colorado.

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