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Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series

The Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series is a poetry competition running every semester which is open to current Coastal Carolina University undergraduate students.  Named in honor and memory of Paul Rice, Professor of English at Coastal Carolina from 1987 to 2004, the competition awards a $100 cash prize as well as publication of the poem as a broadside in a limited edition of 100 copies (with 25 copies going to the winning poet). The winning poem, selected by an outside judge, is often featured in Archarios, Coastal Carolina University’s award winning student art and literary magazine. 


  1. Entrants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University. Previous winners of the contest are ineligible.
  2. Entrants may submit one poem as a Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document attached to an email to Jason Ockert, Coordinator of Creative Writing (jockert@coastal.edu). Poems submitted in other formats will not be considered. Include the following in the text of the email message: your name, your email address, your telephone number, and the title of your poem. Your name should only appear in the text of the email message; please do not include your name in the attached document with your poem.
  3. Poems must be 40 or fewer lines. Poems longer than 40 lines will be disqualified. There is no restriction concerning subject, style, or form.
  4. Poems must be submitted by the announced due date. There is no entry fee.
  5. The winning poem will be selected by an outside judge.

Previous Winners of The Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series

“Ars Poetica” by Nick Powell

“We are Ugly” by Mikaella Victoria A. Antonio

“Baba” by Yasmina Elmesiry

“Brush” by Brooke Clark