Student Poetry Prize

An annual student poetry contest is held in conjunction with each year’s Wallace Stevens Poetry Program. First, second, and third place cash prizes are awarded. Prize winners read from their work at the annual program, and winning poems will be published in Long River Review.

Deadline: December 9, 2019

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Connecticut’s main and regional campuses, except previous first place winners.

Guidelines: Submit a single MS Word document containing the cover sheet followed by 5-8 pages of poems (cleanly typed, only one poem per page). This can be up to eight short poems, or several longer pieces. Please submit your work via e-mail following these guidelines. The subject line of the email must indicate the full name of the contest. Note that while your student ID number should appear on every page, your name should appear only on the cover sheet.

Prizes: $1,000 (first); $500 (second); $250 (third)

Past Student Prize Winners