The 2014 Julia Peterkin Award at Converse College
Established in 1997 by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Converse College, the Julia Peterkin Award is a national contest honoring both emerging and established poets and writers. The award is named for Converse graduate Julia Mood Peterkin who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novelScarlet Sister Mary.
Submission Guidelines for the Julia Peterkin Award
The 2014 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets writing original works in English. Previously published works are eligible for inclusion in the submission.
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 must include no more than 10 poems or a maximum of 15 pages. In addition include a cover page with the writer’s name, address, daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also include a one-page biography. Author’s name should not appear on the poems.
•An entry fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014.
•Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
•Winner will be contacted directly and results will be announced online at the Julia Peterkin Award Page in late spring. The winner will receive $1000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner must be willing to read in the Fall 2014 Visiting Writers Series.
Send entries to:
The Julia Peterkin Award,
Department of English
Spartanburg, SC 29302
For more information, contact Prof. Rick Mulkey at:
rick.mulkeyATconverseDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)