North Carolina State Poetry Contest
Deadline March 1, formerly February 24. Neutral free contest gives $500 for poems by North Carolina residents with no published books. Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems of any length. Previous winners, poets with a published book, UNC-system tenured/tenure-track professors, and NC State writing instructors may not enter. UNC teaching assistants and out-of-state or international undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in North Carolina universities are eligible to enter. No email entries accepted; mail hard copy entries. Prior to 2012, this prize was known as the Brenda L. Smart Grand Prize for Poetry.
Published: February 9, 2021