Given my issues with headaches, this call for submissions caught my eye:
Whether you've never written a word in your life or write every day, we invite you to enter our Putting Our Heads Together Poetry Contest 2009.
Entry form online at http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/c/create/poetry/
Subject must be headache or Migraine related, but may be metaphoric or abstract.
Form: Rhymed, free-verse, any form of poetry, but not prose.
Poetry must be original and written by you. Submission of poetry written by someone else will result in disqualification.
All poems must be unpublished work, never before published anywhere.
Length: Maximum of 60 lines, no more than 80 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation).
Number of entries: Please limit entries to no more than three poems per person.
Age: Poems written by persons under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian."Family-friendly" language required. No profanity or other potentially offensive language
Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2009. Submissions received after this date will be deleted.
Decisions of the judges are final.
You do not need to live in the U.S. to enter, but all poems must be written in English.
Winners will be announced and the poetry published on MyMigraineConnection on Monday April 27th, in observance20of National Poetry Month.
More information: http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/poetry-contest.html