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Gannon Poetry Contest Welcomes Submissions Through February 13

Published: 01/31/2023

Gannon University's award-winning Totem.

Gannon University's award-winning Totem.

The annual Gannon University Poetry contest is open to all Gannon students - graduate and undergraduate - to submit their works by February 13. 

Students may submit up to two poems on any subject, style, and form

Top prizes include cash awards, honorable mentions, a signed book by distinguished poet Ilya Kaminsky, honors during the 46th Annual Writing Awards Night on April 20, and publication in Gannon’s award-winning literary magazine, Totem.

Contact Dr. Shreelina Ghosh at with any questions and for more information.

Submissions may be sent to by Monday, February 13, 2023. The email subject line should contain the writer's name, with the text section including name, phone number, major(s), and class, and works should be submitted as .pdf or .docx files. 

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