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Annual Poetry Contest
Closing Date for Submissions: February 1, 2017
Awards Tea April 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm

 

ORIGINAL POETRY CONTEST
(2017 Information to be posted in September)     

ELIGIBILITY: *Adults over 18; living within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis.

*Any person having won first prize in the contest twice within the last five years is ineligible for further cash awards but may be cited for honors.

RULES: *Submit TWO TYPED COPIES of TWO poems, which have never been published or won an award. 

*Use 8 1/2 x 11 paper with no more than one poem to a page. 

*Sign with pseudonym ONLY. 

*Type real name, address, e-mail address and telephone number on a separate sheet of paper and enclose with poems.  No manuscripts returned.

SEND TO:TBA; ORIGINAL POETRY CONTEST;

EMAIL:

PRIZES:  $500,  $300, $150

JUDGE: TBA


 

 


 

JUNIOR ORIGINAL POETRY CONTEST
(2017 Information to be posted in September)    

ELIGIBILITY:  High School Students in Grades 9 through 12 in the St. Louis Area

RULES: :Entries must be submitted through the English Department.  Each student must submit TWO copies of TWO original poems, one per page, signed with a pen name along with one completed official entry form per student.

SEND TO::Nan Starling, Junior Poetry Contest, 14 Upper Conway Lane, St. Louis, MO  63017

EMAIL::nanstarling@charter.net

STUDENT PRIZES:  $200,  $150,  $100, $80, $50, and up to five $25 honorable mentions

TEACHER AWARDS:  $200, $150, $100 (Applies to teachers of first three student winners)

JUDGE: DORIANNE LAUX
*author of eight collections of poetry
*published in Best of the American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 1999, 2006, 2013 and The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
*winner of multiple awards, including the Pushcart Prize, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim, Oregon Book Award
*professor at North Carolina State University’s creative writing program and the MFA in Writing Program at Pacific University