America sponsors annually the Foley Poetry Award, given in honor of William T. Foley, M.D. The contest runs from January 1 to March 31. The winning poem for 2006 is “Covetous” by Erin Murphy.
Each entrant is asked to submit only one poem of 30 lines or fewer for consideration. No poems will be returned. Only typed, unpublished poems not under consideration elsewhere will be considered. The winning poem will be announced on www.americamagazine.org/poetry.cfm in early June and published in America. The cash prize will be $1,000.
Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked between January 1 and March 31, 2007. The envelope containing the poem for consideration of this award must have “The Foley Poetry Contest” clearly indicated. E-mailed submissions are not accepted. Each year about 1,000 poems are submitted.
Our poetry editor and judge for the contest is James Torrens, S.J..
The winning poet will be required to sign a letter of agreement with America Press Inc., publisher of America. Under this agreement, the poet will have the right to sell or republish his/her poem after it is published in America. It also gives to America Press Inc. the right to republish or allow others to republish the poem in any form, for example, on the Web.
Send poems to:
Foley Poetry Contest
106 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019-3803