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Connecticut Poetry Circuit Competition Now Accepting Submissions

Posted 10/01/2018
Submitted by Ben Grossberg
Category: Student Announcements

Enter the 2018-2019 Connecticut Poetry Circuit Competition!


Every year, the University of Hartford may nominate one student poet to compete with student poets from around the state in the Connecticut Poetry Circuit student competition. The winners (five poets) will go on a Connecticut Poetry Circuit tour, giving readings at colleges and universities all around our state. There is also money involved: payment for each reading.


Think about it: money for reading your poems!


The readings are scheduled from February 4th to March 15th of 2018, often at night. To enter, you must be available to read during this period, and you must still be a University of Hartford undergraduate student. Please do not enter the contest if you aren’t available for spring 2018 night-time readings.


In the past nine years, we’ve had University of Hartford students participate in this tour seven times. Why? Because we have great poets.


Submissions Guidelines:


1) Submit FIVE PAGES of poems. No more than one poem per page, though you may submit poems longer than one page.


2) Do not put your name on the poems themselves. Include a cover letter with your name, contact information (telephone and email), and the poem titles.


3) Email the poem to GROSSBERG@HARTFORD.EDU as one .docx file.  (NOT a PDF.)


4) The deadline is Friday, OCTOBER 12, 2018 at midnight. No late submissions considered.  


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