The Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize 2016

Publish Date: Aug 05, 2016

Deadline: Aug 31, 2016


$2,000 For best poetry collection published by an Upstate author.

Submission Deadline

August 31, 2016

Nassar Poetry PrizeEntry Fee

There is no entry fee.

Final Judge to be announced

Entry Instructions

Send completed entry form, a brief CV listing creative and scholarly accomplishments, and two (2) copies of the work to:

Gary Leising
Utica College
School of Arts and Sciences
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

Note: Books may be sent in by author or publisher.

To APPLY go to "Further official information" link below this article and fill the online form. 

Submission Criteria

Submitted work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 by a resident of Upstate New York. Collections by more than one author, "collected" or "selected" volumes, collections of translations, self-published works, and vanity press publications are not eligible.

Additional Requirements

Winner must agree, upon contest entry:

  • to give permission for portions of the winning work to be reproduced for publicity; and
  • to, at a mutually agreeable date in April 2017, 1) receive the award in person, 2) give a reading at Utica College, and 3) meet with students in a master class.
    All books entered in competition will be donated to the Utica College library and the Utica Public Library.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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