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Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize

The English Department is pleased to announce the Leeds Poetry Prize. Former English professor Barry Leeds created the prize to celebrate the memory of his daughter Leslie. 
Click here for the detailed Spring 2022 guidelines!

Prize Guidelines

The Leeds poetry prize seeks previously unpublished poems from CCSU students.

Prize: $100 cash award.
Two runners-up will receive $25.

Publication: The winning poem, and two runners-up will be published in the English department’s online magazine, Blue Muse.

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled at CCSU

Submit: via email to bluemusemag@gmail.com / Subject: Leeds Poetry Submission
Poets may submit up to two poems. No more than one poem per page.

Format: Submit poems as Word doc attachments.

  • Please include your name, year in school, email and cell phone with your submission.
  • Each poem should have a title.
  • Poems should be single-spaced.

Contact bluemusemag@gmail.com for more information.

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