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The Marjorie Rapaport Award in Poetry

As a memorial to her daughter Marjorie, Mrs. Phyllis Rapaport offers prizes for the best poems by University of Michigan undergraduates. Contestants are advised that:

  • Poems may be of any length, but only one poem may be entered in the Marjorie Rapaport Award by any contestant in any one year.
  • No poem which has won another award may be entered.
  • No student who has won this award may compete again in this contest.
  • No poem that has been published in a medium other than a college magazine or newspaper may be entered.

A contestant may submit only one poem. Entries should be in 10-12 point font, with a left-hand margin of 1 inch. A contestant must use a pen name - one that is entirely different from their real name. Please make sure the that the pen name in your profile matches the one on your PDF. This name should only appear on the title page, nowhere else in the manuscript.  Submissions should be in PDF format. 

The PDF must have a title page on which shall appear: 

  • The title
  • The pen name (do not use your real name)
  • The Marjorie Rapaport Award in Poetry