Attention, North Carolina poets! Information on the 2006 NC State Poetry Contest (sponsored by the NC State Creative Writing Program and the Brenda L. Smart Fund for Creative Writing) is now available.
The Brenda L. Smart Grand Prize for Poetry will award $500 and is open to all NC residents except tenured faculty in the UNC system, poets who have previously published a book, and previous winners. "Winner must be available to read the poem and receive the prize at the NC State Poetry Festival on Wednesday, March 29th."
This year's guest judge is Kathryn Stripling Byer, NC Poet Laureate.
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2006. There is no entry fee.
For more information, including submission instructions, click here.