Our Beverly Hopkins Memorial High School Contest, and our James H. Nash Members Contest both have deadlines of March 1, 2014. Please scroll down for more information on guidelines, judges and prizes. Thanks to an anonymous donor the prize money for the Hopkins contest has increased!
2014 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest
for High School Students
$200 First Prize, $125 Second Prize, $75 Third Prize
First, second, third prize winners and honorable mentions
will be invited to read their poems at
The Annual Poetry Concert, May 18, 2014
Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert.
Judge: Virginia Slachman
VIRGINIA SLACHMAN, PhD, is an adjunct professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of three collections of poetry: World of Mortal Light (Chatter House Press: 2013), Inside Such Darkness (Tiger Bark Press: 2010), and Heidegger's Temple (WorldTech Press: 2003). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals. Her novel The Lost Ode was published in July by Charles Towne Publishing.
1. Eligible poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis.
2. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, any form and length, that have not won any awards. Poems that have already appeared in a high school publication can be submitted.
3. Include author name and email address on each poem (no pen name needed).
4. Enclose an 8 ½ x 11 typed cover sheet containing the following information:
Author's name, street address, phone number, email address, high school, teacher’s name and email address (if he or she encouraged or assigned the submission), and the titles of poems.
Mail entries to:
St. Louis Poetry Center, High School Contest,
567 North & South Road, #8,
St. Louis, MO 63130-3938
ENTRIES MUST RECEIVED (EMAIL) OR POSTMARKED (MAIL)
BY MARCH 1, 2014
There is no entry fee. For more information, go to www.stlouispoetrycenter.org/contests
The 2014 James H. Nash
SLPC Members-Only Poetry Contest
Judge: Scott Cairns
Author of six poetry collections, Scott Cairns is Professor of English at University of Missouri, and serves as director of MU Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki/Thasos. His poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Image, Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, among others, and have been anthologized in multiple editions of Best American Spiritual Writing. His most recent books are Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (2007), Short Trip to the Edge (memoir, 2006), Love’s Immensity (translations and adaptations of Christian mystics, 2007), and a book-length essay, The End of Suffering (2009). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. His new projects include Descent to the Heart, a new translation of excerpts from the Greek Philokalia (published by Paraclete Press in 2013) and a new collection of poems, Idiot Psalms.
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
First, second, and third prize and honorable mention winners
will be invited to read their poems at the Annual Poetry Concert on May 18, 2014.
Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert
Location: The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Avenue, Maplewood, 63143.
There is no entry fee. Contest open only to current members of the St. Louis Poetry Center.
If joining or renewing your membership, include membership form and payment with your poetry submission.
You may also join or renew online; please include a printout of your email confirmation with your submission.
1. Submit up to 4 typed poems, any form and length (previously published or award-winning poems are not eligible).
2. Poems will be judged anonymously. Do not include author name or pen name on poems.
3. Enclose an 8 ½ x 11 typed cover sheet containing the following information: Author's name, address, phone number, email address, and the titles of poems submitted.
Mail entries to: St. Louis Poetry Center, James H. Nash Contest,
567 North & South Road, #8, St. Louis, MO 63130, or
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 1, 2014
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