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The Academy of American Poets Tamara Verga Poetry Prize and Shipsey Poetry Prize

Submission Guidelines: 

A cash award is given annually to an SCU undergraduate for an individual poem or group of poems. Submit up to three poems. The Shipsey Poetry Prize is awarded for one poem; The Academy of American Poets Tamara Verga Poetry Prize is for a poem or a group of poems. You may submit the same 1-3 poems to both poetry contests, but you should submit separate manuscripts. Poems must be previously unpublished. 

Manuscript Guidelines: 

Manuscripts must be typed and poems should be single-spaced. Submit two copies of the manuscript for each contest. One copy must include a cover page with the following: the name of the contest, the writer’s name, year in school, address, phone number, e-mail address, last four digits of campus ID #, and the titles of the poems. The other copy must include a cover page with only the name of the contest, the last four digits of campus ID #, and the titles of the poems.

Deadline:

Submit entries to the English Department office, St. Joseph’s 209, no later than 2:00 Monday, April 20, 2015.

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