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"Matter" Poetry Contest Information
Rules / Regulations
Contest entries for "Matter" Poetry Contest will be accepted now through October 30, 2021. Winners will receive a letter and prize winnings by regular mail. Oprelle’s Poetry Contest winners will be posted on our site upon the conclusion of the contest.
$300 in cash winnings.
$200 in cash winnings.
$100.00 in cash winnings.
- Really great writers can be published in something of substance! All finalists will receive a free digital copy of Matter.
Anyone, your information must be able to be verified.
Contest entries are judged by a highly educated panel of experts. Here are some of their qualifications:
- Award-winning writer with a BA in English
- First-place overall winner in short fiction, playwriting, and poetry in the IUP 2020 undergraduate creative writing contest.
- Published poet and songwriter from Pennsylvania Literary Society’s magazine
- PHD in Instructional Management and Leadership
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- Secondary Education/English Teacher
- Founder of the Fayette County Creative Coalition
- Outstanding Poetry Editor for work with literary magazine, Lexicon
- Carroll Creative Writing Scholarship winner (awarded for a collection of poetry)
- Arlene Severin Memorial English Award
- Westmorland County Arts Honorable Mention for Fiction
- Scholastic Honorable Mention for Poetry
- O’Donnell Research Grant (to expand on a collection of poems)
- Juris Doctor Candidate at Duquesne University School of Law
- Plus, several academically-minded teenagers to keep us grounded!