I need advice on the Princeton Poetry Contest ASAP.

<p>All right, I'm a long-time lurker and a first-time poster here and I desperately need some advice. Most of my EC's revolve around creative writing (founder of Creative Writing and Literary Club, founder of Literary Journal, etc.) and I was browsing around last night for contests to submit to. I found that the deadline for the Princeton poetry contest was yesterday and by that time, it was too late to submit (the post office is closed at 11 pm, go figure). Would it be smart to get together a submission today and Fed-Ex to the contest, or would they not even consider my submission (which would put me out of sending pieces to journals)? Essentially, I'm asking if my submission would be DQ'd because it would be postmarked a day after the deadline. Advice?</p>

<p>I doubt that it would be DQ'd. If you have something ready to submit, then I'd go for it. If you'd have to spend a whole day coming up with something new, then it's probably not worth it since other talented writers will have put much more time into it.</p>

<p>I just entered it yesterday but I had found out about it very recently so I don't think my poems were as good as I hoped. I wish I had more time to write a better one. But I think if you send it now they probably will still accept it.</p>