Philadelphia Stories Extends Deadline for Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize

Philadelphia Stories Extends
Deadline for National Poetry Contest

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November 15: Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry Deadline 

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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, made possible by the generous support of Joseph Sullivan, includes the following awards:
  • The first-place winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award, an invitation to an awards dinner in Philadelphia in Spring 2013 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
  • The second place winning poet will receive a $250 cash award and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
  • Two honorable-mention winning poets will receive publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
Contest Submission Guidelines:
Deadline: November 15, 2012

  • Previously unpublished works of poetry (up to 5 pages).
  • Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, however, we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Poets currently residing in or originally from the United States are eligible.
  • Submissions will only be accepted via the website.
  • There is a $10 reading fee for each submission.
  • All entrants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.
About the Judge
Dorothea Lasky  

is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Thunderbird (forthcoming, Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks. Born in St. Louis, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, among many other places. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Heath Elementary School, and Munroe Center for the Arts.


Philadelphia Stories, founded in 2004, is a nonprofit literary magazine and companion website that includes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art from the Philadelphia area and provides the magazine to the general public free of charge. Philadelphia Stories is a 501c3 and is managed completey by a staff of volunteers. To support Philadelphia Stories and the local arts, please click HERE to become a member.

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