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Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships – $25,800 Prizes to Five Poets – Free to Enter

Poets between the ages of 21 and 31 years of age are invited to apply to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships (est. 1989).

Sponsored annually by the Poetry Foundation, the judges will award $25,800 each to five poets who have written the best collection of poetry.

The purpose of the fellowship is to support and encourage aspiring poets as they further their knowledge and artistry of poetry.

Poets will need to submit:

  • a 250-word introductory letter describing their work;
  • 10 pages of poems total–multiple poems may appear on one page, if needed.

Poets may apply for free online.

Deadline: April 30, 2017. [ Apply to poetry fellowship ]


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