The prestigious Brockman-Campbell Book Award, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, honors the best book published by a North Carolinian during the previous calendar year. The Brockman-Campbell Award for 2017 was won by Alan Michael Parker’s The Ladder. Two other books were recognized with Honorable Mentions: Bright Stranger, by Katherine Soniat, and The Door That Always Opens, by Julie Funderburk. For more about this year’s winning books, click here.
For a list of previous winners of the Brockman-Campbell Award, click here.
Endowed by the families of Christine Sloan and Mary Belle Campbell
The submission period for the 2018 Brockman-Campbell Award opens on January 1, 2018. The final postmark deadline for all book submissions is: May 1, 2018.
- The contest is open to poets who published a book-length volume of poetry in 2017.
- Entrants must be native-born North Carolinians or current residents who have lived in the state for at least three years at the time of publication.
- An entry must be a first edition by a single author. It must contain 20 or more pages of poetry, and it must have a 2017 copyright date.
- A cash prize of $200 will be presented to one winner only.
- The winner will be invited to read at the fall meeting of the NCPS.
- Each submission should include:
- one copy of the book
- a biographical sketch of the author
- a stamped postcard for acknowledging receipt of the submission
- your email address
- a business-sized SASE for announcement of the winner.
- Members of the Poetry Society pay $10
- The fee for non-members is $20. (Make checks payable to the North Carolina Poetry Society.)
Mail contest entries to:
109 Baskerville Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Any questions? E-mail Preston Martin
- The name of the Brockman-Campbell book contest judge will be posted here after the contest deadline, along with a brief biographical sketch.
2017: Maggie Smith
2016: Barbara Hamby
2015: Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
2014: Joanna Klink
2013: Chard deNiord
2012: Norbert Krapf
2011: Diane Gilliam