The 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
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.
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 2016. That is, they must be postmarked on or after March 1 and on or before April 30. 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.
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