HPU, the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council,
and the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts currently
seek entries for the Fourth Annual James M. Vaughan Award for
Poetry. The award will recognize a Hawai‘i writer for
an outstanding poem or group of poems. The winner will receive
a $500 cash award and have his or her works featured in the
Hawai‘i Pacific Review, the annual literary magazine
published by HPU.
Interested poets should send three unsigned poems, 100-line
limit, with a cover page that lists name, address, phone
address, the names of the poems, and a five-line biography to
the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop Street, suite
402, Honolulu, HI, 96813.
Participants must be a current resident of Hawai‘i. Submissions
need to be postmarked by December 1, 2003. Manuscripts will not
The winner will be announced in January, 2004 and an award
will be given at HPU’s annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops
on March 13, 2004. The winner will also be asked to share his
or her poetry and writing experience with HPU students and faculty
during the spring semester. The awardee’s name will be
engraved on a perpetual plaque to be displayed at HPU.
For more information, contact HPU English Instructor Patrice
Wilson at 544-1108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.