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Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2022

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2022

Mar 01 - Apr 30, 2022
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Established in 1981, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The prize is awarded for the first full-length book of poems.

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

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  • The award is open to any poet writing in English
  • You should not have had a full-length book of poetry published previously.
  • The book should have a volume of 48 or more pages in an edition of 500 or more copies.
  • Moreover, 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.

Submission Guidelines

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

Manuscripts should be between 48 and 100 pages.

Also, include your curriculum vitae.

Submission Fee

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a $25.00 entry fee, paid through Submittable at the time of your submission.

Simultaneous Submission

Manuscripts in consideration by other publishers are elligible, but if your manuscript is for publication elsewhere, you must withdraw it through Submittable.


Results will be announced in the fall on our website and social media feeds, and in major poetry and writing magazines once a winner has been chosen.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date01 March,2022 to 30 April,2022
Deadline30 April,2022
Open toAll
OrganizerUniversity of Pittsburg Press
Contact the organizer[email protected].



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