Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poetry Competition: 2012 Julia Peterkin Award

Submission Guidelines for the 2012 Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry

The 2012 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets. Previously published works are eligible for inclusion in the submission. Only original works in English may be submitted.

Manuscript Format Guidelines
Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry should include up to 10 pages of poetry (blind submissions ), along with a cover page including the writer's name, address, daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also include a one-paragraph biography.

Entry Requirements

A handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department.

Deadline: February 15, 2012.

Results will be announced on the Peterkin web page in May 2012. No manuscripts can be returned.
Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
The winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner should be willing to read at Converse during the Fall 2012 Visiting Writers Series.
Send entries to:

The Julia Peterkin Award
Creative Writing Program
Converse College
580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

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