If you are one of those mystery limerick fans, and you happen to like writing limericks as much as you like reading them, then maybe you should enter this contest. Here's the info I found in my email today:
Bainbridge Island Limerick Contest: 2013 Edition
Deadline for Entries:
Eagle Harbor Book Co.
The silly season is back! After a hiatus of a couple of years, the world-renowned Bainbridge Island Limerick Contest has returned. This year the theme is "Bainbridge-O-Rama"--which pretty much encompasses anything specifically having to do with Bainbridge and our idiosyncratic ways here on "The Rock." Break out your rhyming dictionary and brush up on the form--proper syllable count and scansion will come to play in the judging--and let your creative juices flow! Bring your poems to the store and give them to Ann or John, or mail them to Limerick Contest / Eagle Harbor Book Co. / 157 Winslow Way E. / Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Winners will receive gift certificates, and a gala reading with winners, Honorable Mentions and Editors' Choices will take place on April 18 at 7pm--right in the heart of National Poetry Month!
I don't think you have to live on Bainbridge Island to enter, but you can ask the folks at Eagle Harbor Book Co. to be sure. Find contact information on their website.