Contest Guidelines

Contest Guidelines

2019 White Mice Poetry Contest Guidelines

The International Lawrence Durrell Society welcomes submissions of 1-3 poems on the theme of “The Heavens” to the 2019 White Mice Poetry Contest.  The theme may be addressed literally or figuratively.  There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Winners of the 2019 contest will receive the following rewards:
A) A one-year membership to the International Lawrence Durrell Society;
B) Free conference registration and an invitation to read at a special poetry event to be held at Cave Poésie in Toulouse, France in late May 2020;
C) Publication on the International Lawrence Durrell Society website (; and
D) Publication in the ILDS print publication, Deus Loci.

Manuscripts should adhere to the following guidelines:
1) Poems must not have been published anywhere, either online or in print;
2) Poems should be in 12-point type and left justified;
3) Only one poem per page;
4) No author identification can appear on any of the poems.  Contact information should be included either in an accompanying letter or email;
5) Poems of all styles are welcome, but defamatory language of any kind should be avoided;
6) Any entry violating these guidelines will be disqualified.

Email submissions may be sent to:

Print submissions may be sent to: David Radavich, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

FINAL DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1. 2019 (midnight for online submissions; postmark for mailed submission).