Poetry Contests

"Poetry is usually a rhythmic, figurative, and concentrated expression of experience."

--Thomas Burnett Swann, 1969

Applicants from around the country enter the Thomas Burnett Swann Poetry Competition. Winners are given a cash prize and their selected poems are published in Revelry, a national publication sponsored by the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida, Inc. and the English Department of Seminole State College. Revelry is published in the spring of each year.

Submissions (which must be postmarked during the month of February) are welcome but will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope. At least two but not more than three poems must be submitted.

All poems must be original and unpublished and must not exceed forty lines. Payment in copies. Authors retain all rights.

Address all correspondence, submissions, and requests for complete guidelines to:

Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright
English Department
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773


Lindsay McGuire