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Prizes and Honors / Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize

Description. The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student at University of California campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and St. Mary's College. Each participating school may submit three entries to UC Berkeley to compete in the overall contest. For information regarding the submission instructions for other campuses, read Information for Other Participating Campuses below.

Prizes and Honors / Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry

Description. The Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry will be awarded for composition of the best original unpublished lyric poem. Each entrant may submit only one poem; the length should not exceed thirty lines. A lyric poem is a poem that sings. It is usually quite short. When the poem is read aloud, it should inspire and delight by its heartfelt thought and feeling and the beauty of its language.

Prizes and Honors / Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Description. The Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose contests are open to all UC Berkeley graduates and undergraduates in any department. Prose submissions may include novels, plays, or a collection of short stories. Prose submissions should be a substantial body of work with a representative 20-30 pages earmarked. Poetry submissions should be a collection of poems with a minimum of 25 pages to a maximum of 40 pages.

Prizes and Honors / Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry

Description. The Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry are awarded for the most outstanding single unpublished poem. Both graduate  and undergraduate students are free to write at any length, in any meter, and upon any subject. Up to four winners may be chosen at the judge's discretion.

Prizes and Honors / Academy of American Poets Prize

Description. The Academy of American Poets Prize is open to all students of UC Berkeley in any department. This prize is awarded for the best poem or group of poems. Awards are for one winner and one honorable mention. No prize money is awarded to authors whose submissions receive honorable mention, but they will receive a certificate from the Academy. The names of winners will be published in the Academy's newsletter. 

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