Winner will receive $150 and the opportunity to participate in a public reading at River Styx’s Annual Literary Feast and Fundraiser on May 3 at Duff’s in the Central West End.
Submissions should be mailed to:
River Styx Founders Award
3547 Olive Street, Suite 107
St. Louis MO 63103
Deadline to receive submissions is April 23, 2010.
Entrants may include up to five original poems on separate pieces of paper. Poems should be titled and should not include the student’s name on the poem itself. On a separate cover sheet, please include student poet’s name and title(s) of submissions, the poet’s age, grade, school, address, phone number, and e-mail.
Winners will be announced in the last week of April.
As always, see the website for all the submission details. Read the fine print and good luck!
This competition is open to juniors and seniors currently enrolled in high school. Three prizes of $250 each will be awarded both in fiction and in poetry. Students may send a single entry in each genre (one poem and/or one short story or novel chapter).
All entries must be typed, with the student’s name, home address, telephone number, high school name and address, and the genre (poetry or fiction) of the work on the first page.
Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. Awards will be announced May 15, 2010. Please keep a copy, as entries cannot be returned.
This competition will be judged by faculty in the Writing Program at Washington University, including fiction writers Kathryn Davis, Marshall Klimasewiski and Kellie Wells, and poets Mary Jo Bang and Carl Phillips.
See the website for complete rules and mailing address. Good luck!
The Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Leonard Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize.
Eligibility is limited to students in the eleventh grade during the 2009-10 academic year.
Applicants may submit up to three poems with name, address, email address, telephone number and name of high school on each poem. The jury will consist of members of the Princeton University Creative Writing faculty.
Submissions must be postmarked by March 29, 2010.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100
See the website for complete details and mailing address.
No, really. These opportunities are geographically specific. But if you meet the requirements, give it a go!
Keep in mind that a lot of opportunities are annual events, whether it’s a call for submissions, a contest, a grant, or workshop. So if you miss this year’s deadline, think of it as getting a jump start on next year. I’ve done this and it can work out very well.
For high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis:
2010 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students
First prize, $50. Second prize, $35.
First, second, third prize and honorable mention winners will be invited to perform their poems at The Annual Poetry Concert, May 16, 2010. Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert.
No entry fee. Eligible poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis.
Pegasus, the literary journal at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, invites submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork for the upcoming spring 2010 issue. The submission deadline is January 31, 2010.
Pegasus is a regional journal, focused only on Georgia writers who are of high school age or who are freshman or sophomores in Georgia colleges. All other writers should query the editor, Jeff Newberry <jnewberry(at)abac.edu> (replace (at) with @), before sending any submissions. Past issues have included invited features by Mark Leidner, Janisee Ray, Patrick Phillips, and Amy Blackmarr.
Award: $500 and a year’s subscription to The Writer
The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is a writing contest for full-time college students. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor-in-chief and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.
As always, see the website for requirements and submission guidelines, and anything else that pertains to the entry.
Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “The Hamilton Mixtape” at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009. Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.
And it’s full of geeky goodness (and a bit of mild adult language).