Golden Shovel Anthology Competition

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Open to middle school, high school and college students (i.e. UK secondary, college, sixth form, and undergraduate university) living in the United States and internationally, the Golden Shovel Anthology Competition invites young adults to submit original poems that adhere to the Golden Shovel form following the competition rules. No fee is required to submit. Prizes include $500 for the younger division and $1000 for the older division, plus publication in the anthology and online.

The goal is to make the announcement on Gwendolyn Brooks’s birthday (June 7th) and her daughter—Nora Brooks Blakely—will be the final judge! Closed now, reopening 2019. 


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