James H. Nash Poetry Contest
SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED
Submissions for SLPC’s 2020 Nash Poetry Contest are now closed. The contest will reopen for submissions on Jan. 1, 2021.
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.
2020 Contest Judge: Ilya Kaminsky
January 1 – March 1
Entry Fee: $10
(free for SLPC members)
- 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 April (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:
*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
3301 Washington Ave. 2D
St. Louis, MO 63103