Nilsen Literary Prize for a First
Novel Vern Cowles Poetry Chapbook Prize
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2013 Vern Cowles Prize for a
Trinity of Poems
*For 2014 , the Vern Cowles Prize will be for a chapbook (formerly Copperdome Chapbook). For more information on the new Chapbook contest: Vern Cowles/Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Prize. For more information on the Copperdome Chapbook Contest: Copperdome.
April 1, 2013.
Fee: $20 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry. Fee includes a copy of the issue of The Cape Rock in which the winning poems appear.
Award: $1,000 and featured publication in The Cape Rock poetry journal, now celebrating its 48th year of publication.
Poems must not be previously published.
Send 3 poems of 120
lines or less each. Include a separate cover sheet with
the following information:
Email (if available)
Send SASE for notification of results. Manuscripts will not be returned.
Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify entry.
entries with $20 reading fee to:
Southeast Missouri State University Press
Vern Cowles Prize
One University Plaza, MS 2650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Winner will be announced September, 2013.