poetry contest: Compass Ross
- The Department of Writing and Literature at Chester College of New England is
pleased to offer the seventh Patricia Parnell Poetry Prize. Named after the
founder of COMPASS ROSE, Professor Patricia Parnell, the contest is designed to
bring work of the finest quality to the pages of our magazine.
Each year, the winner of the contest receives $400 and publication in COMPASS
ROSE. All other entries will be considered for publication. The contest fee is
$5 per poem with a limit of 5 poems per entry. We can accept only U.S. currency.
Poet James Shea will serve as the final judge for this year’s contest. Shea is
the author of Star in the Eye, selected for the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series
and named as a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Chicago Sun-Times. A graduate of the
Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has published poems in various journals, including
American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, jubilat,
The Canary, and Verse. His translations of Japanese poetry have appeared in the
The Iowa Review and Circumference. He is currently a Visiting Assistant
Professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago.
Please submit no more than five (5) poems between August 1 and November 15,
2009. The contest fee is $5 for each poem ($10 for two poems, $15 for three
poems and so on). Please do not put your name or your contact information on the
poems themselves; instead enclose a cover letter with your name, titles of your
work, and contact information. All entries are read blind. Poems that include
your name and/or contact information will not be read and fees will not be
refunded. No email submissions or previously published work will be accepted.
Please send all submissions via postal mail to:
Patricia Parnell Poetry Contest
c/o Prof. Jenn Monroe
Chester College of New England
40 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
We will not accept email submissions, but are happy to answer questions that
way. Contact us at <compass.rose(at)chestercollege.edu> (replace (at) with @).
Relatives, friends, students, and colleagues of the judge are not eligible.
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