Calling All LDS Poets: Win $100 in Prizes

Calling all LDS Poets! This is a great opportunity to get published and earn prizes. Now is the perfect time to share your thoughts, feelings, experiences, ideas and beliefs in’s Poetry Contest.

Poem Details

Poems must be themed in Mormon culture, history, or beliefs fitting the tone and purpose of Original, unpublished poems are welcomed. Limit 5 submissions per participant.

Submission Process

Email your poem with your full name to [email protected] by January 31, 2015 at midnight MST. Send a separate email for each submission.

Winner Selection

The editorial team will choose 15 finalists whose poems will be published on Public voting will then open and winners will be chosen by two LDS poet judges with popular vote acting as the third judge.

We are happy to announce that the contest will be judged by Tyler Chadwick, editor of Fire in the Pasture, and Michael Tatum former Idaho Senior Poet Laureate.


The 1st place poet will earn $75, the runner-up will earn $25 and all 15 finalists will be published.

Publishing Rights

For published finalists, reserves exclusive publishing rights for six months with non-exclusive rights for the life of


January 31st: Submission deadline at midnight MST. February 3: Finalists announced and published; public voting begins. February 10:  Public voting closes. February 13: Winners announced.

Dig out your old poems or start writing new ones, and share your talents and faith!

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Lisa believes in seeking after everything in life that is virtuous, lovely or of good report. She loves volunteering, participating in community groups, traveling, reading, trying new foods, and being outside. She is a former high school math teacher, but worked in the history, religion and political science departments while earning her degree and later took to writing and editing. She also studied in Hawaii, Paris and Jerusalem before she met her husband in a skiing class. They now live in Minnesota with their three awesome kids. Lisa believes that true joy comes from loving life and living loved—by Christ, yourself and others.