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Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition


Sunday, March 1, 2015


Entry Fees

$10 (members) / $15 (non-members)


$250 and publication in storySouth


The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in storySouth.

Eligibility and Guidelines

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
The postmark deadline is March 1

Entries can be submitted one of two ways:
Send one printed copy through the U.S. Postal Service (see guidelines and address below), along with a check for the appropriate fee, made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Submit an electronic copy online at, and pay by VISA or MasterCard.

Poem will not be returned. If submitting by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a list of the winner and finalists. The winner and finalists will be announced in May.

An entry fee must accompany the poem. Multiple submissions are accepted, one poem per entry fee: $10 for NCWN members, $15 for nonmembers.
You may pay member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
Submissions should be one poem only (40-line limit).

Poem must be typed (single-spaced) and stapled in the left-hand corner.
Author’s name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.)

If submitting by mail, send submissions to:

Terry L. Kennedy
MFA Writing Program
3302 MHRA Building
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to Terry L. Kennedy, Associate Director, MFA Writing Program, at [email protected].


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