Attention students: the deadline to submit to NEOMED's annual William Carlos Williams poetry competition is Dec. 31, 2020 at midnight. The competition is open to medical students in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Each year, NEOMED receives hundreds of entries, which are judged by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. The top three prize-winning poems will receive a monetary award ($300, $200, and $100 for first, second, and third place, respectively) and will be considered for publication in the "Journal of Medical Humanities." In addition, the first-, second-, and third-place prize winners are invited to NEOMED to read their work alongside a featured reader in the annual awards ceremony in April. (COVID permitting; travel expenses are paid by NEOMED’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.) Past featured speakers include the physician writers Rafael Campo, John Stone, Audrey Shafer, Dagan Coppock, David Watts, Jay Baruch, and Amit Majmudar (NEOMED graduate and Ohio’s first poet laureate).
For submission details, eligibility criteria, and to submit online, please visit NEOMED's William Carlos Williams poetry competition webpage. Look for the "Entry Guideline" tab on the left to submit online via Submittable.
We hope to see NEOMED students well represented! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or for additional information.
-Submitted by Rachel Bracken