What You Get
A big big prize coveted by poets
. 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 is released before the fall announcement. The Starrett Prize is a venue for first-book poetry
The volume of manuscripts received prevents the Press from offering critique
s or entering into correspondence about manuscripts other than the one chosen for publication. Manuscripts submitted to the contest will not be returned. Please keep a copy of the manuscript.
Can You Get IT?
The award is open to any poet
writing in English
who has not had a full-length book
published previously. "Full-length book" is defined as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 750 or more copies. Books whose publication costs have been borne by their authors are excluded from this definition. Employees
of the University of Pittsburgh
are not eligible for the award.
How To Get It!
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a check or money order in U.S. dollar
s for $20.00 payable to "University of Pittsburgh Press.
Please send one copy of your manuscript on good quality white
paper, with no less than 48 and no more than 100 typescript pages. Clean, legible photocopies are acceptable. Your name
and/or phone number should be on your title page. These are our only format requirements.
Manuscripts must be received during
March and April 2001. That is, they must be postmarked
on or after March 1 and on or before April 30. The address for submissions is:
Manuscripts being considered by other publishers are allowed, but if a manuscript is accepted for publication
elsewhere, please notify the Press, in writing.
Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
University of Pittsburgh Press
3347 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261