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13th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award

April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Event Information

Sponsor:Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White
Time:Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.


Venue:Illinois State Library
Address:Gwendolyn Brooks Building 300 S. Second St.



Additional Details

Other Information:The competition is open to Illinois residents age 18 and over. Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($500), second ($300) and third place ($100). Winning poems will be submitted for possible publication in the “Ninth Letter,” “RHINO” and “Quiddity” journals and “Poetic License Press” publications. Winners will read their poems at a ceremony later this year at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Entry forms can be found at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/emerging-writers.html

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