It is time again to submit for the annual Karen McKinnon Poetry Contest!

To be eligible, students must:

Be enrolled at least part-time at UNM at the undergraduate level

Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA

Complete a thank you letter to the donor upon notification of the award

Deadline for Submissions is February 28, 2019 has been extended to March 4, 2019

Please attach two pdf files. One file should contain the poem with no identifying information. Student’s name should not appear on the page(s) with the poem. The second file should consist of a cover page containing name, address, phone, email, poem title. Submissions may be poems in form or free verse. Only one submission is allowed per student.

Poems should be 1 or 2 pages, no longer than 2 pages. (If necessary, two columns on a page would be acceptable.)

The winners will be announced in early April (National Poetry Month) and the awards will be presented at an event in April. (The competition will be judged by a committee of faculty readers as well as poet and donor Karen McKinnon.)

Email submissions to Professor Diane Thiel (dthiel@unm.edu). Professor Thiel will reply, acknowledging receipt of the poem.

For questions, contact:

Diane Thiel, Professor of English

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies