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FC23 Scholarship Applications Deadline This Friday

This Friday the 13th could be your lucky day.

That is the last day to apply for a scholarship to attend the Network’s 2023 Fall Conference, November 3 – 5 in Charlotte.

The Network offers both general scholarship aid and Mary Belle Campbell Scholarships for poets who teach K-12, but you must apply by this Friday, October 13, to be considered.

To apply for general scholarship aid, send your current CV and a statement of writing intent—describing your background and goals as a writer—to

To apply for a Mary Belle Campbell Scholarship, send the following to

  • A curriculum vita or resume
  • Proof of employment with a public school system or accredited school
  • A statement of writing intent describing both what the applicant hopes to accomplish as a poet and what the applicant hopes to learn at the Fall Conference
  • 10-12 poems of the applicant’s own creation (published or unpublished) that demonstrate their skill with and commitment to the genre.

Send questions about scholarships of any sort to

Apply by Friday. Whatever your level of skill or experience, whatever your writing goals, we hope to see you at the Fall Conference.