The Betsy Sholl Award in Poetry

The contest will be open on October 20th, 2013.

Submission Guidelines for The Betsy Sholl Award in Poetry

Judged by Rachel Contreni Flynn

We will accept submissions until January 1st, 2014. Entries must be postmarked by January 1st 2014 to be eligible.
Page restrictions: Send us five poems at most.
Entry fee: $15.00 for each entry (checks made payable to University of Southern Maine, please note “Betsy Sholl award” in memo)

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Please make sure that your name appears only on the first page of each poem.

A personal information sheet must be attached, and should contain the following information: Title of work, your name, address, phone, e-mail, the name and location of the institution with which you are affiliated (if appropriate), and a short biography of approximately 50 words (written in the third person). Work unaccompanied by this information will not be reviewed.

We accept digital submissions, sent to the address. Contest fees must be mailed to the address below, with a sheet indicating your name, e-mail address and title of entry.

2013 contest winners will be published in the 2014 edition of Words & Images, and will receive $300 for their work.

We will notify only winning entrants and those accepted for publication. Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot return contest entries Words & Images is not responsible for submissions lost in the mail.

Please mail all entries to:
University of Southern Maine
Words & Images, The Betsy Sholl Award
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300

5 responses to “The Betsy Sholl Award in Poetry

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  2. Hey,
    Just wondering if & when you are going to announce the winners for this year’s Words and Images edition?

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  4. I was under the erronius impression–apparently–that submission was free for USM students? Is that incorrect?

    • Words and Images

      You must pay to enter the Betsy Sholl Award, however – USM students are free to enter the Dos Cosas award without paying a fee. Both contests have now closed though

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