Saturday, November 8, 2014

Summer Poetry Residency Contest: University of Arizona Poetry Center

2015 Summer Residency Contest

Entry Fee: $15.00 USD  

Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Residency Program has offered writers an opportunity to develop their work. Beginning in Summer 2014, the Poetry Center will award one residency each summer for one poet to spend two weeks in Tucson, Arizona developing his/her work. The residency includes a $500 stipend and a two week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31.
Deadline: December 15, 2015 by midnight, MST

Judge: Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. 

GUIDELINES (Please read):

Writers at any stage of their careers may apply; emerging writers are welcome. This is a blind submission process.Friends, students, or family members of the judge are not eligible to apply. Current University of Arizona faculty, staff, students, and Tucson residents are not eligible to receive the residency. Due to financial limitations, this award is only open to U.S. residents. 

Paper submissions will not be accepted. Please make sure that the poems you submit are exactly as you want them to appear. Revisions will not be accepted while poems are under review. The Poetry Center will contact finalists to receive their CV/Resumes, as well as the contact information for three professional/personal references, before selecting a winner.

Entry link.


Work sample. No more than 10 pages of poetry. Please make sure your name and/or contact information is not included on the work sample or in the title of your submission.

We only accept DOC, DOCX, PDF, and RTF files.

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