Roanoke, VA 24020
Hollins University's creative writing program is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country. The program has received acclaim in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Southern Living, and Esquire for the work of its graduates and for its distinctive approach to teaching.
Now in its fiftieth year, the contest is sponsored by Hollins University and awards prizes for the best poems submitted by girls who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school.
First place (one winner)
Second place (six winners)
November 15 (Please note: the contest has ended.)
Winners are chosen by students and faculty members in the creative writing program at Hollins.
Nancy Thorp, Hollins class of 1960, was a young poet who showed great promise when she was a student. Following her death in 1962, her family established the Nancy Thorp Contest to encourage the work of young poets. Learn more about Nancy Thorp and the contest that bears her name (Spring 2013 Hollins magazine).