I’m pleased to announce that my fellow AMVer S.P. Bailey took second and third place in the 2006 BYU Studies Poetry Contest. Look for his poems “Reliquary” and “Prayer” in an upcoming issue of BYU Studies.
Michael Hicks won first place for “Day Seven.”
The 2007 version of the contest is now accepting entries:
1st prize $200
2nd prize $150
3rd prize $100
The contest is open only to BYU graduates and regular subscribers to BYU Studies. Employees of BYU Studies, its editorial staff, members of the editorial and advisory boards, poetry referees, and their immediate families may not enter the contest.
Authors who received a BYU Studies Poetry award in 2006 are ineligible to submit in 2007.
All entries must be received or postmarked on or before January 1, 2007.
Mail submissions to:
Provo, Utah 84602
To submit electronically, please include ” Poetry Contest entry” in the subject line and send by email attachment to:
BYU Studies has the right of first refusal to publish all entries. It is understood that the poem(s) will not be submitted to any other contest or publication until the contest results are announced or the author receives a letter indicating that a poem will not be published in BYU Studies.
Limit: Poets may submit up to three (3) poems for consideration.
Poems should not exceed thirty-five (35) lines, including lines between stanzas.
Each author should include two (2) copies of each poem as well as a cover sheet including the author’s name, permanent address, telephone number, and the name of the poem(s) submitted. Neither the name of the author nor any other identifying information should appear on the copies of the poem(s). Entries will not be returned.
I should also note that Bailey’s short story “They Wandered in Deserts,” which took second place in the 2005 Irreantum fiction contest, has been published in the .