1 “…bursting with eccentric cities,
planted full of people that live and
breathe…”

from: “Outside Myself” by Isabel Childs
2016 first place winner

2017 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students

First prize $200
Second prize $125
Third prize $75

All prize winners & honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at our annual poetry concert on May 21, 2017.  Winning poems will appear in a chapbook available at the concert.

2017 Judge: Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart is longtime editor of New Letters magazine and New Letters on the Air, a nationally syndicated literary radio program at the University of Missouri-Kansas.  Stewart has published two books of essays and one collection of poetry titled Plumbers.  His poems also have appeared in journals such as The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner.

2017 James Nash SLPC Members-Only Contest

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 19, 2017

First prize $100
Second prize $75
Third prize $50

 

All prize winners & honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at our annual poetry concert on May 21, 2017.  Winning poems will appear in a chapbook available at the concert.

2017 Judge: Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual artist. She is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently: Dwelling (Sheep Meadow, 2016), and Bright Body (White Pine, 2011). Her first book of poems, The Real Tin Flower (Crowell-Collier, 1968), was published when she was 12 years old, with a forward by Anne Sexton. Her poems have appeared in such journals as New LettersPrairie SchoonerVirginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Among her awards are a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Greece, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri and serves as poet laureate of Missouri.

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.

Guidelines:

  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:
Nash Poetry Contest
c/o Prof. Vincent Casaregola, Department of English
Saint Louis University
127 Adorjan Hall
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Email entries may be sent to [email protected]. Please include the words Nash Contest Submission in the message line, and attach the poetry and the cover sheet as word documents.


ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED (or email dated) by March 19, 2017

2017 Stanley Hanks Memorial Contest

More information coming soon!