Any student enrolled in an NWF State College course for credit at the time of submission is eligible to enter.

A student may submit up to 7 entries of prose and/or poetry.

Poems submitted to the magazine may also be entered in the James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest if the writer is an undergraduate.

All submissions must be in Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.

Each document must contain only one piece. (Separate each poem/prose piece into a separate document.)

Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document. Submitting through this site will enable the editors to locate your name with your work after pieces have been read.
Any student enrolled in an NWF State College course for credit at the time of submission is eligible to enter.
A student may submit up to 7 entries total in any category. All submissions must be in Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Please single space your work and use 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Each document must contain only one piece. (Save each piece in a separate file and submit separately.)  Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document. Submitting through this site will enable the editors to locate your name with your work after pieces have been read.

Any student enrolled in an NWF State College course for credit at the time of submission is eligible to enter.


This category is for hybrid projects or any work that does not fit into the poetry, fiction/essay, or visual art categories. Graphic novel excerpts, illustrated stories, hybrid prose/poetry works, etc. would fall in this category.

A student may submit up to 7 entries total in any category. Acceptable file types are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .svg, .tif, or .tiff. For hand-drawn work, please submit a scan or photograph of your submission. If chosen for publication, a high-quality, professional scan or photo will be made. For written work, please single space and use 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Each document must contain only one piece. (Save each piece in a separate file and submit separately.) Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document. Submitting through this site will enable the editors to locate your name with your work after pieces have been read.

Any student enrolled in an NWF State College course for credit at the time of submission is eligible to enter.
A student may submit up to 7 entries total in any category. All submissions must be in Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Please single space your work and use 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Each document must contain only one piece. (Save each piece in a separate file and submit separately.) Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document. Submitting through this site will enable the editors to locate your name with your work after pieces have been read. Please do not submit any poems entered in the James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest; poems entered in the contest are automatically considered for publication in Blackwater Review.

The James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest is open to all NWFSC undergraduates who are enrolled in NWFSC courses during the current academic year, which includes Spring 2022 through Spring 2023.

Contestants may submit two poems to the contest. Work must be original. Entries will also be considered for publication in Blackwater Review.

First prize is $100. Second prize is $50.

LaRoche Poetry Contest winning poems will be published in the 2023 issue of Blackwater Review in April.

A student may submit up to 7 entries total in any category. All submissions must be in Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Please single space your work and use 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Each document must contain only one piece. (Save each piece in a separate file and submit separately.) Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document. Submitting through this site will enable the editors to locate your name with your work after pieces have been read.

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