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Cover Sheets

Post by alongtimegone » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:18 pm

What information is usually put on a cover sheet and if two or more poems are being entered in a comp. is it necessary to include cover sheets for each?
Thanks ... Wazza
Include 3 (three) copies of each entry with a cover sheet..

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Re: Cover Sheets

Post by r.magnay » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:18 pm

Can't help you sorry Wazza, I don't do comps much, send three to be safe if you don't hear different.
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Re: Cover Sheets

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:06 am

I usually put the title in the middle, possibly with the number of lines also, and then my name and contact details bottom left. The main value of a cover sheet is so the organisers can maintain a link between poem and poet while maintaining anonymity for the judges. I'm not entering competitions much at the moment, but I have noticed organisers seem to be asking for them less. The entry form often serves the same purpose, requiring the names of the poems entered as well as course as the name of the poet.
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Re: Cover Sheets

Post by alongtimegone » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:11 am

Me too Ross which is why I posted the question ... thanks.

Thanks Stephen I'll do something similar.

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Post by Shelley » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:53 am

Hi Wazza

Sometimes the comp states what to put on the cover sheet, e.g. "Cover sheet with name, email address and phone number and title of entry". That's what I do ...

Title of Comp
Title of Section if applicable (e.g. humorous, serious, or themed section)
Title of Poem
My Name
My address
My email
My phone

I don't usually put number of lines unless it is stipulated but it's probably a good idea.

You need a cover sheet for each poem. But if they want three copies of the poem you only need one cover sheet for that particular poem.

As Stephen says, some comps don't bother any more, they use the entry form. Some ask for a separate entry form for each poem.

They are all different - just a matter of reading the conditions and then not getting them mixed up when you are putting the paperwork together for more than one!! :?

Hope this helps.

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Re: Cover Sheets

Post by alongtimegone » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:08 am

Yes it does help Shelley. Sorry I've taken so long to say so.
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Re: Cover Sheets

Post by Shelley » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:49 pm

No worries at all Wazza - hope you have success with any competitions you have entered or intend to enter in the future.

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