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48th Annual Poetry and Fiction Contest


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PoetryFictionContestEntries for the LIU Post Poetry Center's 48th annual poetry and fiction contest are now open to LIU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Original, previously unpublished works are eligible for submission by the Feb. 24 deadline.

The award winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. At the event, poets Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Laura Boss will read their poems and present the awards. The winning poems will be printed in the evening’s program, and winners will read their poems aloud. Sponsors of the event include the Poetry Center, the English Department, the Academy of American Poets, and Jeanne Marie Scott. Judging will be conducted by the Department of English faculty.

Awards will be made in several categories, including:
• The John and Agnes McCarten Memorial Award to an undergraduate poet: $100
• Best Poem Awards in graduate, faculty/staff, and alumni categories: $75
• Short Fiction Award: $50

Guidelines for Submission

• Eligibility: Original, previously unpublished works by LIU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Poems no longer than 50 lines.


• No identification should be placed on the manuscript
• No more than three poems per entrant. Poems should be typed one to a page.
• Short fiction manuscripts must not exceed three pages typed and must be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt. font.

How to Submit Entries

Electronic submission (preferred):
Subject line should read: Poetry Contest Submission


Group multiple submissions in a single envelope. On the envelope, include: name, address (both dorm and home), and status at LIU Post (undergraduate, graduate, faculty/staff, or alumnus/alumna). Deliver to the Poetry Contest Box in the Department of English on the second floor of Humanities Hall, or mail to:

Poetry Contest Boxes
Department of English
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

Winners will be notified by mail. Others will be notified of the winners if they include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. An award may be withheld in a category if the judges determine that none of the submitted poems were deserving of a prize. Entries will not be returned, nor receipt acknowledged.

Posted 02/11/2014

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