SLPC Poetry Contests




First Prize $100
Second Prize $75
Third Prize $50

First, second, and third prize and honorable mention winners will be invited to read their poems at the Annual Poetry Concert on May 20, 2018 at The Focal Point. Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert.

Contest Judge: Michael Castro 

NEW Deadline: March 27, 2018 (postmark or email date)
Entry Fee: none
Who Can Submit: current members of 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 at Please include your membership 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 8.5 x 11 typed cover sheet containing the following information: author’s name, address, phone number, email address, Titles of poems submitted
Mail entries to:

St. Louis Poetry Center 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 to:

[email protected]

Please include the words Nash Contest Submission in the subject line and attach the poetry and the cover sheet as Word documents.