Prizes ranging from $1,000 up to as much as $25,000 will be awarded for the finest lyric poems celebrating the human spirit.
Entrants must be under the age of 40 on November 6, 2011.
The contest is open to all writers, published or unpublished.
Winners may continue to enter until their prizes total in excess of $25,000.
Submissions must be in English: no translations, please.
Each entrant may submit one to three separate poems.
Only one of the poems may be more than thirty lines in length.
All poems must be original and previously unpublished.
Each poem must be printed on a separate sheet.
Submit two copies of each poem. Write your name, address, phone number and email address clearly marked on each page of one copy only.
Include an index card with your name, address, phone number, email address and the titles of your submitted poems.
Include a $10 entry fee payable to the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. (This fee is not required for entries mailed from abroad.)
In summary, send two sets of copies of your poems, with your name on one set only; plus an index card with your contact information; plus a $10.00 fee if you reside in the U.S.
Mail entries to:
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
PO Box 2306
Orinda, CA 94563
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before October 15, the third Saturday in October, 2011.
Poems will not be returned. Include a stamped addressed envelope if you wish us to acknowledge the receipt of your entry.
Notice of prize winners will be published on our website on February 5, 2012 together with a selection of the winning poems.
Winners will be contacted shortly before that time and invited to keyboard their poems for presentation on the website.
Visit our website DorothyPrizes.org for further information.