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The Ear seeks original, previously unpublished poetry (up to 3 poems, no more than five pages total) from Orange County residents that captures the playful, meditative, incisive, and insightful spirit of Linda Purdy's work.
To learn more about Linda Purdy and her work, visit our friends at Citric Acid.
Contest is open only to residents of Orange County, California. Members of the IVC community are encouraged to apply, but will not receive priority consideration.
Submitters must remove any identifying information from submissions, as all submissions will be judged blind, however, name, address, phone number, and email should be included in the space provided. This information will be withheld from reviewers, but is essential to recognizing viable submissions and awarding the prize.
Winner will receive $200 and publication in issue 27 of The Ear. Finalists will be considered for publication.
Prize will be judged by professors emeritus of English and humanities at Irvine Valley College and founding editors of The Ear, Elaine Rubenstein and Peter Morrison.

The Ear seeks original, previously unpublished fiction from Orange County residents that captures the playful, meditative, incisive, and insightful spirit of Linda Purdy's work.
To learn more about Linda Purdy and her work, visit our friends at Citric Acid.
Contest is open only to residents of Orange County, California. Members of the IVC community are encouraged to apply, but will not receive priority consideration.
Submitters must remove any identifying information from submissions, as all submissions will be judged blind, however, name, address, phone number, and email should be included in the space provided. This information will be withheld from reviewers, but is essential to recognizing viable submissions and awarding the prize.
Winner will receive $200 and publication in issue 28 of The Ear. Finalists will be considered for publication.
Prize will be judged by professors emeritus of English and humanities at Irvine Valley College and founding editors of The Ear, Elaine Rubenstein and Peter Morrison.