All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors of an accredited
university or college
are eligible to enter the NFSPS
College/University Level Poetry Awards competition for the
Edna Meudt Memorial Award and the Florence Kahn Memorial
Award. Two students will receive an award of $500 each plus
publication of their winning manuscripts as chapbooks (printed
paperback booklets). Recipients of the two awards will be
selected by a panel of three judges from entries that comply
with the following guidelines:
Submit a completed NFSPS official
2015 application. Please make sure that all information is complete and
accurate, and be sure to have your signature notarized
(witnessed by a notary public, as
explained on the application).
2. Submit four copies of a
manuscript of ten (10) original, unpublished poems. Note that poems posted on a public
website are considered published.
3. The manuscript should be typed or
computer-printed on white 81/2 by 11 paper, in a standard, 12-point font and black ink.
4. Poems should be single-spaced, each
poem beginning on a new page. Except for haikus, each poem must be titled.
5. Each poem must be no more than 46
lines, including the title and the spaces
6. Each line must have no more than 50
characters, including punctuation marks and
spaces between words.
7. The manuscript should be paginated,
and each page should have a footer, with thetitle (or abbreviated title) of the
manuscript in the lower left corner and the page number in the lower right corner.
8. Each copy of the manuscript should
include a title page, title centered on the page. A
dedication page may also be included.
9. Send one cover page
with name, address, phone number, and email address in the
upper left corner and the title of the
manuscript in the center of the page. (If there is any change in your contact information
before results are announced in mid-April 2014, please email the competition chair to
10. There should be no
identification on any page except the application and the
11. Please do not staple the
12. Please do not mail the entry
before January 1, 2015.