The Paumanok Poetry Award Guidelines
The Visiting Writers Program at Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce the annual competition for The Paumanok Poetry Award.
One First Prize $1500 and expenses for a reading in our 2015 - 2016 series
Two Second Prizes $750 and expenses for a reading in our series
Interested writers should send
a cover letter
a one-paragraph bio
3-5 of their best poems (no more than 10 pages, total)
the required $25 entry fee to:
Margery L. Brown
English Department, Knapp Hall
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735
Poems may be published or unpublished, and there are no restrictions on style, subject matter, or length of poems submitted: quality is the single criterion. Please note that the writer's name, address, and phone number should be clearly indicated on the cover page. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Entries from previous winners will not be considered.
Make checks payable to: Farmingdale State College, VWP.
Poems will not be returned, but writers who want to know the results of the competition by US mail should enclose a business-size SASE for results (notification by late December). Results are also published on this website.
Deadline: Postmark no later than September 15, 2014.
Please direct any questions or requests for clarification via email to Margery Brown.