2016 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students
First prize, $200
Second prize, $125
Third prize, $75
Prize winners & honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at our annual poetry concert on May 15, 2016. Winning poems will be published in a chapbook available at the concert.
Maureen McLane, a professor of English literature at New York University and author of three collections of poetry since 2008: This Blue, World Enough, and Same Life.
- Eligible poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis.
- Submit up to 3 poems that have not won any awards.
- Poems already published in a high school publication can be submitted.
- Include the author’s name (no pen name required) and email address on each poem.
- Enclose a separate piece of paper with the author’s name, street address, phone #, email address, high school, grade, teacher’s name (if he or she encouraged or assigned the poems), and titles of submitted poems.
- There is no entry fee.
Mail entries to: St. Louis Poetry Center
High School Poetry Contest
567 North & South Road, #8
St. Louis, MO 63130
Or email: Hopkinscontest@gmail.com
Please attach poems & information sheet as separate Word documents.
Email & Postmark Deadline: MARCH 1, 2016