Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Poetry Contest for Virginia Residents

Commonwealth poets—this one’s for you!

The Graybeal-Gowan Prize for Virgina Writers

This annual prize of $500 is awarded by Shenandoah and the Virginia Poetry Center for a single poem by a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia. The winning poem will be published in SHENANDOAH, and the author will receive broadside copies of the poem to be published by the Virginia Poetry Center.

Entrants are invited to submit up to three previously unpublished poems. Send two copies of each poem (one with name and address and one without), sase and brief biographical note, which should confirm the basis for eligibility to:

The Graybeal-Gowan Prize
Mattingly House / 2 Lee Avenue
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450-2116

Entries should be postmarked between October 1 and November 29, 2009.

No entry fee is required, but writers who are friends, students or colleagues of 2009 judge Brendan Galvin are not eligible this year.


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