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Fall Contests

Fall Competitions, Submission Deadline November 15


Prizes will be awarded at the February meeting or mailed to those not in attendance.

The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Society Prize: $500.

Offered for a poem of any style or nature.
Open to PSSC members only.
Sponsor: The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Foundation

The Starkey Flythe, Jr., Memorial Prize: $200.

Offered for a poem of any style or subject matter.
Open to anyone.
Sponsors: The Augusta Poetry Group and Friends of Starkey Flythe, Jr.

The Humorous Verse Prize: $50.

Offered for a humorous poem.
Open to PSSC members only.
Sponsor: Jane L. Tyler, M.D.

The John Edward Johnson Prize: $50.

Offered for a poem of any style or nature on a religious theme or subject.
Open to anyone.
Sponsor: Thomas L. Johnson

The Lyric Poem Prize: $50.

Offered for the best lyric poem.
Open to anyone.
Sponsor: Jane L. Tyler, M.D.

The Susan Laughter Meyers Summer Scholarship: Awards one full tuition to the Hub City Writing in Place conference.

Application for this annual scholarship is open to any current PSSC adult member, except previous winners; online submissions only, no application fee. The three-day conference—held each year in July at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC—gives writers an opportunity to study in a workshop setting, generate new work, attend faculty readings, and more. Please see the scholarship page for guidelines and additional information.
Sponsor: Friends of Susan Laughter Meyers

The Marjorie E. Peale Prize: $100.

Offered for a poem of any style which draws on the landscape, history, or spirit of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Open to anyone.
Sponsor: Marjory E. Peale

The Nancy Walton Pringle Memorial Prize: $200.

Offered for a poem of any style or subject matter.
Open to anyone.
Sponsor: Family and Friends of Nancy Walton Pringle

The Klyde Robinson Poetry Prize: $200.

Offered for a poem relating to Charleston, SC.
Open to anyone.
Sponsor: The Robinson Family