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Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Contest

The Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Contest is a biannual (once each academic semester) poetry competition. Each term, Coastal Carolina University undergraduate students have the opportunity to enter the contest. The poems are read (without names or other identifying characteristics) by a nationally-renowned outside judge. The winner receives $100 and several copies of the broadside.

Although there is no restriction concerning subject, style, or form, poems must be 40 or fewer lines. Previous winners of the contest are ineligible. A list of guidelines and dates for submission will be distributed each semester.

The contest is named in honor and memory of Paul Rice who taught in the English Department from 1987-2004.

Click here for Paul Rice Poetry Broadside 2018(Poems must be submitted by Friday, October 19, 2018.) 

For further information, contact Hastings Hensel at or 843-349-2917.

Past Winners

2017 Fall Winner: Anne M. Kelley

2017 Spring Winner: Zach Thomas

2016 Fall Winner: Victoria Green

2016 Spring Winner: Sarah Navin

2015 Fall Winner: Mickayla Smith

2014 Fall Winner: Mikaella Victoria A. Antonio