Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2020


Friday, 28 February 2020

Submissions open:
1 March 2020

Submissions close:
30 April 2020

Who may enter
The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously.  A "full-length book" of poetry is defined as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies. 

The competition is organised by the University of Pittsburgh Press, Pennsylvania, United States.

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is a literary award for a first full-length book of poetry in the English language.

You may submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages.  

Entry fee
The entry fee is $25 per manuscript.

The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. 

Competition website
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