2013 DOBLER AWARD
||The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
The annual contest is open to women writers* over the age of 40 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently living in the U.S., who have not published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction.
2013 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award Official Rules
Primary Judge: Jan Beatty, poet
Final Judge: Patricia Smith, poet
Prize: One prize, valued at $2,500, of round-trip travel and lodging as a participating guest of Carlow's MFA residency in Pittsburgh, PA, January 6-17, 2014; publication in Voices from the Attic; and a reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh with judge Patricia Smith.
Eligibility: Open to women writers over the age of 40 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently living in the U.S., who have not published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction (chapbooks excluded).
- Up to two unpublished poems, of any style, per submission. Each poem must be 75 lines or fewer (not counting stanza breaks). Multiple submissions accepted.
- A cover sheet with author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail, title(s) of poem(s). Author’s name, address, and any identifying information should not appear on any poem.
If sending multiple submissions, please include all poem titles on a single cover sheet.
- A clearly addressed, standard-letter-sized SASE for notification.
If sending multiple submissions, enclose only one SASE.
- $20 entry fee per each 2-poem submission (check/money order made out to Carlow University).
If sending multiple submissions, send only one check for the full amount.
- Simultaneous submissions accepted (please notify us ASAP if your poems are accepted elsewhere).
Deadline: Postmarked by April 1, 2013. Submissions received after April 8, 2013 will not be accepted, regardless of postmark date.
Notification: Winner will be notified by April 30, 2013. All entrants will receive a copy of Voices from the Attic.
The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Jan Beatty, Director of Creative Writing
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Questions? Read our Dobler Award FAQs, or contact Ellie Wymard, PhD, or Sarah Williams-Devereux at 412.578.6346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Ellie Wymard, PhD, at 412-578-6346, or Sarah Williams-Devereux at 412-578-6346 or email@example.com.
*Current Carlow students or employees are not eligible. See our frequently asked questions for more information.