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Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2020

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2020

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Applications call for Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2020

Who can enter?

The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously. The University of Pittsburg Press defines a “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.


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

Electronic Submission

Submit your Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize manuscript online! Save time, printing, and postage! During the submission period (March 1 – April 30) simply go to our Submittable page, where you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions.

Submission through mail

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. No binding allowed. 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. For results, please check our website.

The address for mailed submissions is:

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
University of Pittsburgh Press
7500 Thomas Blvd., 4th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 April,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Pittsburg



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