16 May 2011

Free to Enter: Poets & Writers' The Amy Award 2011 for Women Poets (New York)

Post date: 16 May 2011
Deadline: 1 June 2011

The Amy Award celebrates promising young women poets from the New York City are. The Amy Award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York, in memory of Ms. Trachtman's daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet. Poets & Writers has presented the Award each year since 2005.

The contest is open to poets who are:
  • Women
  • Age 30 or under as of June 1, 2011
  • Residents of the NYC metro area*
Winners may be asked to provide verification of age and residency. Employees of Poets & Writers, Inc. are not eligible.


Up to three winners will be selected. The winners will be contacted via telephone or e-mail and names of winners will be posted on our Web site in September. Each winner will receive:
  • An invitation to read at the awards presentation and reception in New York City in September
  • An honorarium
  • A one-year subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine and a selection of poetry books
Submission Requirements

To enter, please send:
  • Application (which follows)
  • Three lyric poems (each 50 lines or fewer)
Your name should not appear anywhere on the poems.

Send your application by e-mail to: amyaward@pw.org

PDF files are strongly preferred; Word documents also accepted; other file formats will not be opened. E-mail applications are preferred.

Alternatively, applications may be sent by regular mail to:

The Amy Award
Poets & Writers, Inc.
90 Broad Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10004

Poets & Writers will acknowledge e-mail submissions with an electronic confirmation. If you plan to submit by regular mail and would like Poets & Writers to acknowledge receipt of your manuscript, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard.

Emailed entries must be submitted by June 1, 2011. Mailed entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: amyaward@pw.org

For submissions: amyaward@pw.org

Website: http://www.pw.org
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