One First Prize $1000 and expenses for a reading in our 2009 – 2010 series
Two Second Prizes $500 and expenses for a reading in our series
Interested writers should send the following items to Margery L. Brown, English Department, Knapp Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735:
a cover letter
a one-paragraph bio
3-5 of their best poems (no more than 10 pages, total)
the required $25 entry fee
Poems may be published or unpublished, and there are no restrictions on style, subject matter, or length of poems submitted: quality is the single criterion. Please note that the writer’s name, address, and phone number should be clearly indicated on the cover page. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Entries from previous winners will not be considered.
Make checks payable to Farmingdale State College, VWP.
Poems will not be returned, but writers who want to know the results of the competition via snail mail should enclose a business-size SASE for results (notification by late December). Results are also published on this website.
Deadline: Postmark no later than September 15, 2008.
Please direct any questions or requests for clarification via email to Margery Brown.