Calling All PoetsGAMBIER, Ohio (November 9, 2006) The Kenyon Review, one of the nation's best-known and most honored literary magazines, is accepting submissions for the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers. High school sophomores and juniors are invited to participate.
This is the third year for the contest, whose winner receives a full scholarship to the Review's Young Writers workshop next summer. Young Writers is a two-week program for high school students (ages sixteen to eighteen) who wish to develop their creative and critical abilities with language and to become better and more insightful writers.
The winning poem will be published in the Review, along with the poems submitted by the first two runners-up. The semi-finalists' poems will be featured online at the magazine's website, www.kenyonreview.org.
Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2006, and concluding November 30, 2006. Entries must be submitted through the Review's website, where an entry form will be available.The contest is named in honor of Patricia Grodd in recognition of her support of the Review and its programs, as well as her passionate commitment to education and deep love for poetry. Grodd is a member of The Kenyon Review board of trustees.