The 2015 annual NFSPS College/University Level Poetry Competition is the first to allow students to submit their manuscripts either in electronic form through Submittable.com or on paper.
The contest opens on January 1, 2015 when the Submittable system will become available online and those sending hard copy manuscripts can mail their packages (postmarked no earlier than January 1).
The electronic submission system will be in operation January 1 through February 14 only, and paper submissions must be postmarked during that same period. Two award recipients will be announced by April 19, 2015. Winners receive $500 plus publication of their manuscript as a chapbook, which will be printed in time for the June 2015 NFSPS Convention. Each winner is also given 75 copies of the chapbook to sell at the Convention or elsewhere, or to give to friends and family. Recipients are invited to read from their work at the NFSPS Convention and offered a $300 stipend to offset travel expenses to that event.
For complete guidelines, see the NFSPS web page: 2015 College/University-Level Poetry Competition
Anyone with questions about the competition is welcome to email Shirley Blackwell, the Competition chair, at [email protected]