02 May 2012

Poets & Writers' Amy Award for Women Poets 2012

Post date: 02 May 2012
Deadline: 1 June 2012

Poets & Writers presents the Amy Award each year to recognize promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive a modest honorarium and give a reading in New York City. The 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.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Amy Award. The deadline for entries is June 1, 2012.


The contest is open to poets who are:
  • Women
  • Age 30 or under as of June 1, 2012
  • 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. They will be contacted via telephone or e-mail and names of winners will be posted on pw.org. Each winner will receive:
  • An invitation to read at the awards presentation and reception in New York City in autumn 2012
  • An honorarium
  • A one-year subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine and a selection of poetry books


To enter, please send:
  • Application (click here to download)
  • 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, self-addressed postcard. Email entries must be submitted by June 1, 2012. Mailed entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012. Manuscripts will not be returned.


For inquiries/ submissions: amyaward@pw.org

Website: http://www.pw.org
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