In honor of National Poetry Month, the Carolina Quarterly is launching a campaign to recognize the poetic talents of Orange County, North Carolina.
Send us your most creative ballads, haikus, sestinas, sonnets, villanelles, ghazals, prose poems, or free verse compositions by 11:59pm on March 15th for consideration. Poems must be no longer than 30 lines. 4 poems per person, maximum.
The best pieces will be featured on Chapel Hill Transit buses throughout the month of April. One grand prize winner will receive $50. The winner and all honorable mentions will get a copy of their bus poster and a one-year subscription to the Carolina Quarterly.
To enter, please email your poems as a single attachment to email@example.com. Please write “Bards on the Bus” in the subject line.
The contest is free and open to all students and affiliates of UNC-Chapel Hill and residents of Orange County, North Carolina.
Contest judge: Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson’s first book, Copperhead, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2011. She is a 2013-14 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and currently serves as the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC Chapel Hill. Her poems and nonfiction appear in Slate, New England Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.