By Catholic Review Staff
Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Sister Maura Eichner Award for Young Poets, an annual national competition open to females ages 14-18 enrolled in a U.S. high school, is accepting entries through Dec. 2.
The award is named for School Sister of Notre Dame Maura Eichner, a poet, teacher and alumna of the Baltimore university.
Writers may submit one to three poems, single spaced, one poem per page. The author’s name and contact information should not appear on the poems themselves, which will be judged anonymously. Give each poem a title.
To enter, submit a cover sheet with the title of each poem submitted (maximum of three poems per poet); author’s name, address, phone number and email address; and the name of the author’s high school and anticipated year of graduation. There is no entry fee.
To submit entries online, visit https://damozel.submittable.com/submit. Mail entries to Eichner Award for Young Poets, c/o Shelley Puhak, English Department, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21212.
Prizes are $500 for first place; $200 for second; and $100 for third. All winners will have their work published in Damozel, the university’s literary magazine.
For information about the second annual competition, click here.