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Sponsored by Hollins University, the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest is in its fifty-third year. The contest awards prizes for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

First place (one winner)
  • Free tuition and housing for the university’s Hollinsummer creative writing program
  • $200 cash prize
  • Publication in Cargoes, Hollins’ award-winning student literary magazine
  • Ten copies of Cargoes
Second place (six winners)
  • $25 cash prize
  • Publication in Cargoes
  • Two copies of Cargoes
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