Louisville Literary Arts announces the third annual creative writing prize to be celebrated with a $500 prize for first place at the 2016 Writer’s Block and with publication in The Louisville Review, the literary magazine of Spalding University’s nationally distinguished low residency MFA in Writing program. This year’s contest for the best poem is now open and will be judged by Kathleen Driskell, the director of the Spalding University low-residency Master in Fine Arts program and the author of several poetry collections, most recently Next Door to the Dead: Poems (2015).
Your name and contact info must NOT appear on the manuscript. Filling out Submittable's “cover letter” field is unnecessary. Friends and family members of the judges, and students who have studied with the judge, Kathleen Driskell, within the last three years, should not submit to this contest. Co-authored works are acceptable. Submitting multiple batches is fine with entry and fee for each.
Entry fee: $8.00
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Submit through Submittable up to 3 poems, total page number not to exceed seven pages.