2016 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Tuesday, March 1, the submission window closes.
The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in "storySouth." The final judge is Sarah Rose Nordgren, author of the poetry collection "Best Bones" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), which was selected by Ed Ochester for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize.
"StorySouth" is a premier online literary magazine that has published luminaries such as Cathy Smith Bowers, Jim Seay, and William Wright. You can read last year's Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition finalists in a special section of Issue 39: Spring 2015 at www.storysouth.com.
The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
Here are the complete guidelines:
* The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
* The postmark deadline is March 1
* Entries can be submitted one of two ways:
* Simultaneous submissions ok, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
* Poem will not be returned. If submitting by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a list of winner and finalists. The winner and finalists will be announced in May.
* An entry fee must accompany the poem. Multiple submissions are accepted, one poem per entry fee: $10 for NCWN members, $15 for nonmembers.
* You may pay member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
* Submissions should be one poem only (40-line limit), original, and previously unpublished.
* Poem must be typed (single-spaced) and stapled in the left-hand corner.
* Author's name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.)
* If submitting by mail, send submissions to:
Terry L. Kennedy
MFA Writing Program
3302 MHRA Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Questions may be directed to Terry L. Kennedy, Associate Director, MFA Writing Program at UNCG, at firstname.lastname@example.org.