Fairbanks Arts is pleased to announce the 27th Statewide Poetry Contest! The Statewide Poetry Contest is a celebration of poetry writing and literary artistry and invites participation from writers of all ages—elementary school and up. The contest aims to encourage, publicize, and reward the writing of high-quality poetry in Alaska. Winners of the contest will receive monetary prizes as well as an invitation to share their poetry during a reading event in April. This year’s judge is Erin Coughlin Howell, author of Pause, Traveler (2013) and Every Atom (2018). Erin is also the executive director of Storyknife Writers Retreat and director of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference.
Entry Period: December 1, 2021 - February 11, 2022; 11:59 AKST