Sunday, 21 September 2014

PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award #writing #poetry #contests #competitions

Please Note This Competition is open only to members of PEN
& as such nominations are accepted only from PEN members
The PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry of $5,000 is given in odd-numbered years and alternates with the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. The Osterweil Award recognizes the high literary character of the published work to date of a new and emerging American poet of any age and the promise of further literary achievement. Poets nominated for the award may not have published more than one book of poetry.

Eligibility and Nominations for the 2015 Awards

Submissions are now open. Nominations for the 2015 award will be accepted between September 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014.

A panel of three judges, selected by the PEN Awards Committee, accepts letters of nomination from PEN Members only, and will request supporting materials from the nominators only for short-listed candidates. Judges will also be permitted to supplement the list of candidates with nominations of their own.

All letters of nomination (one to two pages is expected) should describe the literary character of the candidate’s work, and summarize the candidate’s publications to date. Most importantly, nominations should articulate the degree of promise which the nominated poet's work indicates. Review copies of the candidate's work may be requested by the award judges.

Nominations for the 2015 Awards should be sent to:

PEN/Osterweil Award for Poetry
PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

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