Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poetry Competition: The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize has been established by The American Poetry Review to honor the late Stanley Kunitz's dedication to mentoring poets. The winning poem will appear on the feature page of the September/October 2011 issue of The American Poetry Review, and the poet will receive a prize of $1,000. All entrants will receive a copy of the magazine.

Poets may submit one to three poems per entry (totaling no more than three pages) with a $15 entry fee by May 15, 2011. No limit on number of entries per poet. The editors of The American Poetry Review will judge submissions anonymously, in compliance with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses' Code of Ethics.


Poets must be under 40 years of age.
All entries must be previously unpublished poems.
Do not include any identifying information on subsequent pages except for the title of the work.
Enclose a $15.00 reading fee and a SASE for contest results. Multiple entries are acceptable; however each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee.
Entry fee covers up to three poems, totaling no more than three pages.
Contest entries must be postmarked between March 1, 2010 and May 15, 2011. Entries submitted outside of the reading period will be disqualified.
Contest results will be sent by July 1, 2011.

Send submissions to:

The American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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