Virginia Commonwealth University

Levis Reading Prize
Deadline: 
- Check back on October 15 for Upcoming Deadline
E-mail address: 
mosesschmitl@vcu.edu
A prize of $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Richmond is given annually for a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. Faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University will judge. Submit a book of at least 48 pages published in 2013 by January 15, 2014. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Virginia Commonwealth University, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. (804) 828-1329. Lena Moses-Schmitt, Contact.

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