Deadline for Hattie Lockett Undergraduate Student Poetry Contest

09/23/2013 - 5:00pm

The Hattie Lockett Undergraduate Student Poetry Awards

The Hattie Lockett Awards are presented annually to students who, in the fall of their senior year, are judged to have demonstrated the greatest promise as poets. This award was established in 1978 by Clay Lockett in memory of his mother, Hattie Greene Lockett (1880-1962). An Arizona teacher, sheep rancher and writer, she was president of the Arizona League of American Pen Women and served as their poetry chairman. She also inaugurated Arizona Poetry Day. Learn more about Hattie Lockett here. For questions and more information about the Hattie Lockett contest, please contact Allie Leach at, or call (520) 626-0709.

Guidelines for the Hattie Lockett Award

To be eligible, a student must be a senior enrolled in at least 12 hours of course work.

2013 Judge: Peggy Shumaker, UA MFA Alum and author of Toucan Nest (Red Hen Press, 2013).

Deadline: September 23 by 5 p.m.

We're now only accepting submissions via Submittable. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Please make sure the poems you submit are exactly as you want them. Revisions will not be accepted while poems are under review. Winners will be allowed to revise once the work has been accepted. Please click here to submit.

Submissions should include:

  • Submit a typed manuscript of three poems totaling no more than ten pages.
  • Poems should be included in one document.
  • We only accept DOC, DOCX, PDF, and RTF files.
  • Name should not appear on work.
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