Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

Prize: $2,000
For best poetry collection published by an Upstate author.

Submission Deadline:
August 31, 2015

Nassar Poetry PrizeEntry Fee:
There is no entry fee.

Final Judge:
(To be announced.)

Entry Form

Entry Instructions:
Send completed entry form, a brief CV listing creative and scholarly accomplishments, and two (2) copies of the work to:

Gary Leising
Utica College
School of Arts and Sciences
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

Note: Books may be sent in by author or publisher.

Submission Criteria:
Submitted work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 by a resident of Upstate New York. Collections by more than one author, “collected” or “selected” volumes, collections of translations, self-published works, and vanity press publications are not eligible.

Additional Requirements:
Winner must agree, upon contest entry:

  • to give permission for portions of the winning work to be reproduced for publicity; and
  • to, at a mutually agreeable date in April 2016, 1) receive the award in person, 2) give a reading at Utica College, and 3) meet with students in a master class.

All books entered in competition will be donated to the Utica College library and the Utica Public Library.