Calling high school female poets

By Catholic Review Staff

A call for entries has been announced for the Eichner Award for Young Poets, a national poetry contest for female students ages 14-18 in high school.

Submit up to three poems, single spaced, titled and one poem per page. There are no restrictions on subject matter, length or form of the poems. The contestant’s name and contact information should not be on the poems, which will be judged anonymously.

Entries should include a cover sheet with the titles of submitted poems; contestant’s name, address, phone number and email address; and the name of the contestant’s high school and anticipated year of graduation.

Entries must be received by Dec. 3. There is no entry fee.

Entries will be screened by students and faculty. Semifinalist entries will be read by the judge, Cate Marvin. Contest results will be announced on the university’s website in February and by email.  

Winners will have their poems featured in the 2013 issue of “Damozel,” Notre Dame of Maryland University’s literary magazine.   

The winner will receive $500; second place $200; and third place $100.

Email materials to spuhak@ndm.edu. Include poems and the cover letter as a single file attachment. Write the contestant’s last name and the Eichner Award in the subject line.

Mail materials to Eichner Award for Young Poets, c/o Shelley Puhak, English Department, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21212.

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