Gaffney/Academy of American Poets Award for Poetry

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Gaffney/Academy of American Poets Award for Poetry

Graduate Literary Contest Entry Form

Three prizes: First Prize $300, Second Prize $180, Third Prize $120. Winner of first prize will be included in the Academy's announcement of winners, which appears in the summer issue of American Poet, the Academy's journal.

Contest Details

  • Each poet may submit no more than 200 lines of poetry in any combination.
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced, if prose
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Timothy Schaffert, Director of Creative Writing, at tschaffert2@unl.edu.

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests