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The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2017

1 April 2017

The 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. Named after the first director of the Press, the prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series under its standard royalty contract. The winner will be announced in the fall; no information about the winner will be released before the fall announcement. The Starrett Prize is our only venue for first-book poetry manuscripts. The volume of manuscripts received prevents the Press from offering critiques or entering into correspondence about manuscripts other than the one chosen for publication. Please do not call or e-mail the press.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will not be returned. Please keep a copy of the manuscript.

Past Winners of the Agnes Lynch Starret Poetry Prize

 

Eligibility

The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously. We define “full-length book” as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies. Books whose publication costs have been borne by their authors are excluded from this definition. University of Pittsburgh employees, former employees, current students and those who have been students within the last three years are not eligible for the award.

Format for Submissions

Please send one copy of your manuscript on good quality white paper, with no fewer than 48 and no more than 100 typescript pages. Clean, legible photocopies are acceptable. Your name, address, phone number, and email address should be on your title page. These are our only format requirements. Please also include your curriculum vitae.

Results will be announced in major poetry and writing magazines once a winner has been chosen. Enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt and a SASE for contest results.

Fee for Submission

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a check or money order in U.S. dollars only for $25.00 payable to “University of Pittsburgh Press.”

Multiple Submissions

Manuscripts being considered by other publishers are allowed, but if a manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify the Press in writing.

Dates for Submission

Manuscripts must be received during March and April 2017. That is, they must be postmarked on or after March 1, 2017 and on or before April 30, 2017. The address for submissions is:

 

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

University of Pittsburgh Press

7500 Thomas Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Tel: (412) 383-2456

Fax: (412) 383-2466

 

Note: 15260 is the correct and exclusive zip code for the University of Pittsburgh and the Press. For UPS, FedEx, etc., zip code 15208 should be used.

 

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please email info@upress.pitt.edu

Now you can submit your Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize manuscript online!

Save time, printing, and postage!

During the submission period (March 1, 2017 – April 30, 2017) simply click the link below. You’ll be taken to our secure submittable.com web page where you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions:

https://upress.submittable.com/submit

 

Visit the website:

http://www.upress.pitt.edu/renderHtmlPage.aspx?srcHtml=htmlSourceFiles/starrett.htm#6

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THE 2016 Lummox Press Poetry Prize

24 April 2016

A winner will be selected from entrants who pay the $15 reading fee to LUMMOX 5. Those entrants who do not win, will receive a copy of the Prize winner’s chapbook. If a copy of LUMMOX 5 is desired, it may be purchased for $18 + Shipping. Contact for questions.

ISM is the theme for LUMMOX 5 and the Poetry Contest. What’s an ISM? Visit the Wiki Page for answers (and here for examples).

THIS YEAR’ S CONTEST WILL BE JUDGED BY JUDITH SKILLMAN (see bio below).

The 2016 Lummox Press Poetry Prize will award publication of 40 copies of a chapbook of poetry (56 pages max), plus $200 to the winner, plus a mini-feature in LUMMOX 5 (L5); second and third place winners will also be published in the mini-feature in L5. All Contest entrants will receive a copy of the chapbook. Please read ALL of the guidelines below…

GUIDELINES —

There is a non-refundable online application fee of $15.

READING PERIOD: APRIL 1ST TO MAY 31ST.

SUBMIT via email no later than May 31, 2016 to Raindog

The author must hold all rights to the POETRY. No manuscript submission is necessary to win! Submit, via email, 3 poems and include your NAME, your PEN NAME (if different), your CONTACT INFO and a short bio (100 words or less).

The Winning poet will be asked to provide a manuscript of up to 56 pages in a single document and sent to Raindog. Payment can be made via the Pay Pal button below (preferred) or by check/cash via Lummox Press, PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733. The winning chapbook may include poems previously published in a periodical, anthology, or on the web but the manuscript as a whole may not have been published as substantially the same work. Please provide where and when the work was previously published.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Each poem will contain no more than 70 lines (including spaces between title, stanza/verses and title).

Use Times New Roman 12 pt font, single spaced. DO NOT paginate or format in any way (we’ll take care of that). The text must be written in English and must be solely the author’s work.

Please, no Simultaneous submissions.

Skillman Bio:

Judith Skillman’s new book is House of Burnt Offerings from Pleasure Boat Studio. She is the author of Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry, Lummox Press 2013. Her work has appeared in Tampa Review, Prairie Schooner, FIELD, The Iowa Review, and other journals. She taught in the field of humanities for twenty-five years, and has collaboratively translated poems from Italian, Portuguese, and French. Currently she works on manuscript review. Visit http://www.judithskillman.com

For previous examples of poetry, please look at a copy of LUMMOX 2, the annual anthology published by Lummox Press. Lummox Press does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, race or sexual orientation, but is very discriminating in choosing the work it publishes. This means that I want your best work.

The deadline is May 31, 2016. Remember the online application fee of $15 is non-refundable. Pay with the Donation button below. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning poet’s chapbook.

Email questions to poetraindog@gmail.com and write Lummox Prize in the subject line.

Please check the website, http://www.lummoxpress.com/lc/, for updates and further information. The winner and finalists will be announced via email.

Questions regarding PRINT submission can be sent via email address above or via mail to this address: Attn: Poetry Prize c/o PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733

How to enter:  http://www.lummoxpress.com/lc/the-2016-lummox-press-poetry-prize/

THE BACKWATERS PRESS PRIZE

24 April 2016

THE BACKWATERS PRESS PRIZE

$25 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline May 31, 2016.

Submit 60-85 pages of poetry.

The prize is a $2,000 plus publication of the book in trade paperback,

plus 30 copies of the book to the poet.  

Visit the website for details:  https://thebackwaterspress.submittable.com/submit

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation – Poetry Prize

18 January 2016

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation

Poetry Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $10
E-mail address: thf@torhouse.org
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poem. Edward Hirsch will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each with a $10 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223420, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.

THE PORTICO BROTHERTON POETRY PRIZE

6 July 2014

£5 ENTRY FEE. FREE FOR YOUTH.

Deadline August 31, 2014.

Prizes offered in two categories for a poem on ‘Conflict and Community’.
Entries may want to focus on particular conflicts and their effect on a community or write from the perspective of an individual experiencing conflict. OPEN CATEGORY (Over 16s). 1st: £250, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English. YOUNG CATEGORY (Under 18s). 1st: book tokens, 2nd: book tokens, 3rd: book tokens. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.theportico.org.uk/prizes/poetry-prize

Two Sylvias Poetry Prize

12 April 2014

TWO SYLVIAS PRIZE  —

$15 ENTRY FEE.

Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook;

20 copies of the print version for the winner; $250 prize;

and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930’s).

Submit 17-24 pages of poetry.

Deadline June 16, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://twosylviaspress.com/chapbook-prize.html

 

Poetic Republic Short Story Prize and Poetry Prize

6 April 2014

Poetic Republic Short Story Prize 2014 | Closing Date: 15th April 2014

First Prize £2,000. Best Commentator prizes 2x £250.

Anonymous peer review online short story competition judged by the entrants themselves.

The event culminates with a collaborative eBook publication featuring the best short stories as chosen by the participants.

For Short Stories from 500 to 3,000 words.

Entry fee:  £12 per story; one entry per person.

Enter online at:  www.poeticrepublic.com

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Poetic Republic Poetry Prize 2014 | Closing Date: 30th April 2014

Single Poem Prize £2,000. Portfolio Prize £1,000.

Anonymous peer review online poetry competition judged by the entrants themselves.

The event culminates with a collaborative eBook publication featuring the best poems and comments as chosen by the participants.

For poems up to 42 lines.

Entry fee:  £7 per poem

Enter online at:  www.poeticrepublic.com

Rhino Founder’s Prize for Poetry 2013

19 October 2013

OPEN TO ALL POETS WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE

Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31 (mail and online submissions guidelines below)

All contest submissions will also be considered for regular publication in the 2014 edition of RHINO Poetry.

The winner will receive $300.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.

2013 Founders’ Prize Winner

Penelope Scambly Schott – Shadow Play for my Mother in Six Scenes

Runners-up
Jeffery Allen
Johnny

Penelope Scambly Schott – Story of the Beautiful Daughter Ralinavut

In addition, we selected contest poems by these Finalists for publication in the 2013 issue of RHINO:

Claudia Cortese, M.S. Pfaff, Albert DeGenova, Sara Talpos, B.L. Gentry, Sophie Klahr, Katie Hartsock, Jeanne Wagner, Don Judson


NOTE: On Tuesday, September 24th, from 1:00AM through 2:00AM EDT, our server’s network engineering team will be performing scheduled maintenance in our East Coast data center. Do not submit your entry on September 24 from 1 am – 2 am EDT.

Guidelines:

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (preferred)

Group up to 5 previously unpublished poems into one document – upload a single file in .doc or .docx .rtf or .PDF format

Cover letter in the “Comments” field – to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.

Pay your $10 entry fee through the online submission page.

Founders Prize 2013 online submissions and to check the status of your submission – click here

SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL

Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total) between September 1 and October 31. No identifying information should appear on the poems.

Submissions must include a cover letter to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.

Enclose a $10 entry fee (check or money order payable to RHINO or Rhino Poetry – no cash)

Manuscripts will not be returned. Include a SASE for notification of results.

Mail your submission and entry fee to:

Founders’ Contest
RHINO Poetry
P.O. Box 591
Evanston, IL 60204

Visit the website: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/

The Harpur Palate’s Prizes for Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction

19 October 2013

Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry is open to all writers who submit unpublished poems in any style, form or genre. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than 5 poems per entry. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Contest Guidelines:

All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

Postmark deadline: November 15, 2013

We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Milton Kessler Poetry Contest

Harpur Palate

English Department

Binghamton University

Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Visit the website:

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

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The brand-new Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction is open to all writers who submit unpublished creative nonfiction short story submissions under 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. No more than one piece per entry. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Contest Guidelines:

All creative nonfiction submissions entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and story’s title.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

Postmark deadline: November 15, 2013

We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest

Harpur Palate

English Department

Binghamton University

Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Visit the website:

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail harpur.palate@gmail.com

WinningWriters.com – Free 10 day Trial of Poetry Contest Insider

24 November 2012

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