James H. Nash Poetry Contest

Congratulations to our 2019 Winner
& Honorable Mentions!

HONORABLE MENTION

Lizzy Petersen
“Elizabeth Mayfield, ca. 1940″

HONORABLE MENTION

Steven D. Schroeder
Endnotes


SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Submissions for SLPC’s 2019 Nash Contest are now closed. The contest will reopen for submissions Jan. 1, 2020.

First Prize: $500
2 honorable mentions

First place winner will receive a newsletter feature. First place and honorable mentions will all receive a website feature, and will be published in and receive a free copy of St. Louis Poetry Center’s annual chapbook.

2019 Contest Judge: Nicole Sealey

Submissions Open:
January 1 – March 15

Entry Fee: $10
(free for SLPC members)

GUIDELINES:
  • Open to all current SLPC members, and to current residents or students in the St. Louis metro area living within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis City
  • St. Louis Poetry Center board members are not eligible to enter the contest
  • Submit up to 2 typed poems per entry, any form and length
  • No manuscripts will be returned
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously published or award-winning poems are not eligible (including those that have appeared on social media, websites, blogs, etc)
  • Additional poems will be accepted with additional entry fees
  • Entry fee is $10, make checks payable to St. Louis Poetry Center (NOTE: entry fee waived for current SLPC members, free entry with new/renewed membership)
  • Enclose a cover sheet that includes: name, address, phone number, email address and the titles of the poems submitted
  • Name and address on cover sheet only, no identifying information on poems
  • Contest results will be announced in May (NOTE: to be notified by mail, include self-addressed stamped envelope with mailed entry)

First place and honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at St. Louis Poetry Center’s annual Poetry Concert.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Email* entries to:
[email protected]

*If submitting entries by email, attach cover sheet & poems as separate Word or PDF documents. Include a copy of your entry fee receipt or new/renewed membership receipt with your poems (if applicable).


Mail entries with entry fee and SASE to:
St. Louis Poetry Center
Nash Poetry Contest
PO Box 300167
St. Louis, MO 63130


ONLINE, EMAIL & POSTMARK DEADLINE:  March 15, 2019