Poetry Contest, Prize $25,800, No Entry Fee Deadline 04.30.2014

Writing Contest

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each (previously $15,000), will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 – April 30 of this year, via the online submissions system.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2014.
Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014.
Applications must be made through our submissions website, according to the guidelines below.
Application materials sent via e-mail or standard mail will not be considered.

FIRST, you must assemble your application materials as a SINGLE Word document. This document must include:

An approximately 250-word introduction to your work (not to exceed one page).
Ten pages of poems, in standard font and size (Times New Roman, 12pt). You may include multiple poems on one page, but total pages of poems must not exceed ten.
Publication list. (Optional. If you choose to include it, please do so as the last page of your document.)
Name this document [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME].doc (example: Doe_John.doc).
THEN, proceed to our online submission manager where you can upload your application.

Finalists will be notified by e-mail by August 1.

Winners will be announced on September 1.

To read more go to: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

If you have any questions, contact Holly Amos at hamos@poetrymagazine.org.


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