Dear VoicesNet.com Members:
With mixed feelings, we announce the end of our monthly poetry and writing contests. The month of August 2012 will be the last month for each contest and the last winners will be announced by September 15, 2012. We will stop taking new submissions right away.
VoicesNet.com originated in 2002 and we have enjoyed a great rapport within our 90,000+ network of fellow writers. There have been many changes, updates and upgrades along the way, and we trust the best is yet to come!
Our future focus will be to encourage and educate all writers.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers, who have helped make the monthly contests what they are for years. Extra special thanks must go out to Thelma, Rajaram, Marcia, Nancy, Muhammad, Sathee, Jackie, Jessie, Liza, Rayna and many others for your help along the way and especially to our long-time fabulous Poetry Contest Director Gail Kay.
Members and Friends: keep posting your poetry, your short stories, your rants, your blogs and other submissions to the website for responses and reads from others. Remember that the poetry contests were only a very small part of our thriving community. This move will strengthen this community in the long run.
Keep watch on the website for upcoming changes and improvements and please know that we are striving to make your experience with VoicesNet.com even more rewarding.
JJ Humphrey & The VoicesNet Team