The 2006 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets. Works previously
published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion in the submission.
Only original works in English may be submitted.
Manuscript Format Guidelines
Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or
copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry should
include up to 10 pages of poetry (blind submissions ), along with
a cover page including the writer’s name, address,
daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also
include a one-paragraph biography.
A handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department.
Deadline: February 15, 2006.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like direct
notification of contest results. Results will be mailed in May of 2006. No manuscripts can be returned.
Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
The winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses for a reading
at Converse College. Winner should be willing to read at Converse during
Send entries to:
The Julia Peterkin Award
Department of English
580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
For more information, call (864) 596-9099. Or click