49th Annual Poetry and Fiction Contest

This writing contest is a great opportunity to get recognized for your work right here at LIU Post. Additionally, all students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate.

Poetry Center: LIU Post

Deadline: February 25, 2015 (for receipt)

Awards: The John and Agnes McCarten Memorial Award of $100 to an undergraduate poet. $75 for the best poems in the following categories: graduate; faculty/staff; alumni. Also short fiction award — see details below.

Eligibility: Any original, previously unpublished poem no longer than 50 lines.

Rules: No identification should be placed on the manuscript. No more than 3 poems per entrant. All poems, typed one to a page, should be submitted following one of these two methods:

  • Electronic submission (preferred) to dulcie.stoepker@liu.edu
    Subject line should read Poetry Contest Submission.
  • Or placed together in a single envelope. On the envelope, write your name, address (both dorm and home), and status at LIU Post (undergraduate, graduate, faculty/staff, or alumnus/alumna). Bring the envelope to the Poetry Contest Box in the English Department on the second floor of Winnick House, or mail to:

Poetry Contest Boxes
English Department
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

Winners will be notified by mail. Others will be notified of the winners if they include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. An award may be withheld in a category if, in the judges’ determination, none of the submitted poems is deserving of a prize. No entries will be returned, nor their receipt acknowledged.

Short Fiction Competition

Entries must be original, previously unpublished short stories. Manuscripts must not exceed 3 pages typed and must be double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12pt. The prize will be $50.

Sponsors: The Poetry Center, the English Department, The Academy of American Poets, and Jeanne Marie Scott.

Judges: English Department faculty

The 49th annual Poetry Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Fran Castan will read her poems and present the awards. The winning poems will be printed in the evening’s program, and winners will read their poems.

THIS POST was prepared by Kristen Roedel.

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