Subject: New England Poetry Club Contests 2013
New England Poetry Club Contests 2013
All contests are open to members in good standing (except Board members).
Non-members may enter by paying $10 for up to 3 poems and $3 for each
additional poem. Checks should be made out to the New England Poetry
Club (NEPC). No charge for students and members.
For Student Contests, see below.
Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
For a poem in traditional form, including sonnet, villanelle, and
sestina. Prize $100.
Gretchen Warren Award
For the best published poem of the previous year. (Members of the
governing board may not enter any competition except this one.) Send 2
copies of up to 4 poems, with dates and names of publications,
author’s name on one copy. No cash award.
Contests Open to Members and Non-Members
Daniel Varoujan Award
For an unpublished poem (not a translation) worthy of Daniel Varoujan,
a poet killed by the Turks in the genocide that destroyed
three-fourths of the Armenian population. Previous winners may not
enter. Prize $1000. Funded by Diana Der-Hovanessian's translation
For a translation from any language. Send a copy of the original poem
with the translation. Prize $200. Funded by John Mahtesian.
Erika Mumford Prize
For a poem in any form about foreign culture or travel. Prize $250.
Funded by her family and friends.
Firman Houghton Award
For a lyric poem in honor of the former president of the NEPC. Prize $250.
Barbara Bradley Award
For a lyric poem under 21 lines, written by a woman. Prize $200.
Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize
For a chapbook of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies
of the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling
fee. Prize $100.
Send to 2 Farrar Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Sheila Margaret Motton Prize
For a book of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies of
the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling fee.
Only one poem may be submitted per contest.
* Entries must be original unpublished (cannot be in print or online)
poems in English.
* No poem may be entered in more than one contest, nor should it have
won a previous contest.
* Poems should be typed and submitted in duplicate, with the author's
name and address on one copy. Include an e-mail address, if available.
* Label each poem with the name of the contest.
* No entry will be returned, and the NEPC does not engage in
correspondence regarding poems submitted or contest decisions.
* Judges are well-known poets, and sometimes are winners of previous
* No entry should be sent by special delivery or express mail. Regular
* Mark the name or names of the contest(s) entered on the envelope.
All entries (unless otherwise noted) should be sent to: NEPC Contest
Coordinator, 654 Green St., No. 2, Cambridge MA 02139.
Annual contest deadline: May 31. Entries must be postmarked in April
and May only.
Contest deadline: March 18
No fee for full-time students.
The John Holmes Award
For a poem by a student enrolled in a New England college. Prize $100.
Ruth Berrien Fox Award
Given for a poem by a Massachusetts High School student. Prize $100.
For poems by Massachusetts students in elementary and middle schools.
Funded by Friends of Longfellow House Frank Buda Memorial Fund.
Submit poem in duplicate, with school name, grade, address, and
student’s name and e-mail address. Label the entry with the name of
Send to: Children's Contests, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105
Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138.
Again, contest deadline: March 18
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