Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Julia Peterkin Award for Poets

This year’s Julia Peterkin Award is for poets. (Disclosure: I teach in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program, but I’m not one of the judges for this competition. More disclosure: I won this award in fiction once.) Note that previously published work is acceptable.

Submission Guidelines for the Julia Peterkin Award

The 2010 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. To enter send up to 10 pages of poetry. In addition, include a cover page with the writer's name, address, daytime phone number, and title of submission. Also include a one-page biography. Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Entry Requirements
An entry fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2010.

Results will be posted on the award web page. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like direct notification of contest results. Results will be mailed in June of 2010. No manuscripts can be returned.

Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
The winner will receive $1000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner must be willing to read in the Fall 2010 Visiting Writers Series.

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

More details: http://www.converse.edu/academics/majors/peterkinjuliaaward.html


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.