University and College Poetry Prizes with the Academy Of American Poets!

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE POETRY PRIZES

Established in 1955, the University and College Poetry Prize program began with ten schools. Today, the Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S, and has awarded cash prizes to nearly ten thousand student poets since the program’s inception. The recognition winning student poets receive provides important validation. As one student poet, Emily, shared, “As a young poet the prize not only made me feel as if my work had something of value, it made me feel connected with the broader poetic community. It increased my confidence in my writing and encouraged me to continue working at my craft.”

Submissions are accepted March 9- April 20

$100 Prize and National Recognition!

Guidelines:

If you are a currently enrolled City College of San Francisco student, please submit three previously unpublished poems of the highest quality and no more than a page each in length.

Group your submission in a single, typed document with your name, phone number, and email on each page. Include a filled out cover sheet listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems and proof that you are enrolled at City College of Spring 2021. See sample cover sheet below.

Also, include your age if you are 23 and under because you will be considered for the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award.

Email a copy of the poems to akashyap@ccsf.edu

For more information, click on Academy of American Poets Website

Academy of American Poets College Prize Cover Sheet

Applicant’s Full Name:______________________________________

Applicant’s Email Address:_____________________________________

Applicant’s Mailing Address:____________________________________

Applicant’s Phone Number:____________________________________

Title of Poems Submitted:

1.___________________________________________________________

2.___________________________________________________________

3.____________________________________________________________

Proof that applicant is enrolled at CCSF for Spring 2019

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Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

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The Jane Underwood Poetry Prize Open to Submissions!

Currently in its inaugural year, The Jane Underwood Poetry Prize was established to celebrate and memorialize Jane Underwood, both founder and long-time director of The Writing Salon, who passed away in 2016.

Open to all California poets, the prize is awarded for a single poem. For a fee of $15, contestants may submit one entry of up to three poems. The submission deadline is November 1, 2017 and the winner (and finalists) will be announced in January 2018. The prizewinner will receive an award of $250, publication of the winning poem at The Writing Salon’s website, and an invitation to do a featured reading at The Writing Salon in San Francisco. The judges for this year’s contest are Julie Bruck, Alison Luterman, and Kathleen McClung. To submit to the prize and for more information, visit https://www.writingsalons.com/awards-resources/jane-underwood-poetry-prize/.

The Writing Salon, founded by Jane Underwood in 1999, is a creative writing school for adults. We run creative writing courses from two locations, one in San Francisco and one in Berkeley, in addition to online classes.  With our faculty of highly skilled and knowledgeable writers, The Writing Salon offers classes across a wide range of subjects, genres, and experience levels. (The Writing Salon)