Santa Clara University

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

Contest Description

A cash award is given annually to an SCU undergraduate for an individual poem or group of poems.

Manuscript Format 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.

Submission Requirements and Deadline

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 Poems must be previously unpublished. Manuscripts must be received no later than Wednesday, April 16, 2014 no later than 2:00 pm. Winners will be notified in early May. All manuscripts and correspondence should be e-mailed to the English Department at english@scu.edu or turned into St. Joseph's 209. Please send manuscript as an attachment, do not paste into the body of your email.

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