The Academy of American Poets College Prize

This award is open to Binghamton University graduate & undergraduate students and offers recognition, and if the poet is 23 years of age or younger, the chance to compete for the $1000 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award.  See GUIDELINES below:

Our 2017 contest will be judged anonymously by an established poet not associated with Binghamton University.

Deadline: Tuesday April 4, 2017 no later than 3 p.m.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.
  2. You may submit ONE TO THREE POEMS. Total submission should not exceed five pages (no more than one poem per page). One submission per poet. It you send more than three poems, the three poems on top (without surpassing the five page limit) as they are arranged when the submission comes in will be the ones passed on to the judge. 
  3. Please staple together your manuscript.
  4. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet with, but not attached to, your submission. The cover sheet should include your name, YOUR AGE (if over 23, and you prefer, you can just indicate older than 23), indicate whether you are a grad or undergrad, address, phone number, e-mail, AND a list of the title(s) of the poem(s) included in your submission.
  5. Submit manuscripts in a large envelope to the Creative Writing folder in the Adjunct Mail drawer in the English office or to the Creative Writing Office (LN1211), either during posted office hours (Tuesdays 12:30-2:30) or slip the envelope under the door. DO NOT SLIP LOOSE MANUSCRIPTS OR MANUSCRIPTS IN FOLDERS UNDER THE DOOR!

The Academy of American Poets College Prize

Last Updated: 3/21/17