William Shaw, teacher, poet and mentor, was an important and beloved advocate for writers in northern Michigan. The poetry contest named in his honor is open to all Michigan residents (including part-timers) living on or north of the US-10 corridor. (Board members of Michigan Writers are not eligible.)

Submissions should include a cover letter with your name, address, telephone #, email, & the titles of up to 3 poems. Please submit one file (.doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf format) containing your cover letter & poems at dunesreview.submittable.com OR by email to [email protected]The poems themselves must not have your name on them, in order to aid in the blind judging of all submissions.

See here for the detailed Dunes Review submission guidelines.

Please send your $10 reading fee (cash or check) to P.O. Box 1505, Traverse City, MI 49685. When we have received your fee, we can consider your work.

Submit your best work, and good luck!

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