The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0077 Sunday, 10 February 2008
From: Mary Rosenberg <
Date: Thursday, 07 Feb 2008 14:28:52 -0800
Subject: Notice of Poetry Competition
In the past Hardy has been kind enough to allow me to post the results
of the Poetry Prizes established by Marvin Rosenberg in memory of his
first wife, and to announce this year's competition. You can read more
about it (including copies of the winning poems) on our website,
I would be grateful if those of you who are involved in Creative Writing
courses or who are members of Poetry Groups would download the entry
information and spread the word where appropriate. Thank you.
Last year we received 700 entries and awarded 69 prizes, as follows (you
may recognize some of the names):
$7,500 prizes to Kelli Russell Agodon of Kingston, Washington; Srinjay
Chakravarti of New Delhi, India; Danielle Cadena Deulen of Madison,
Wisconsin; Jeannine Hall Gailey of Redmond, Washington; K.A Hays of
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Dove Rengger-Thorpe of Coffee Camp, New South
Wales, Australia; Rachel Richardson of Greensboro, North Carolina; Avery
Slater of Seattle, Washington; Gillian Wegener of Modesto, California.
$5,000 prizes to Craig Arnold of Laramie, Wyoming; Nicole Beauchamp of
Wales, Wisconsin; Robin Ekiss, San Francisco, California; Miriam Bird
Greenberg of Austin, Texas; Mihan Han of Richmond Hill, Ontario,
Canada; Rebecca Lindenberg of Salt Lake City, Utah; Tod Marshall of
Spokane, Washington; Sara Michas-Martin of San Francisco, California;
Nancy K. Pearson of Provincetown, Massachusetts; Elizabeth Percer of
Redwood City, California; Felicity Plunkett of Wooloowin, Queensland,
Australia; Eleanor Stanford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Melissa Stein
of San Francisco, California; Sridala Swami of Hyderabad, India; Rhett
Iseman Trull of Greensboro, North Carolina; Amanda Turner of Portland,
$2,500 prizes to Marla Alupoaicei of Frisco, Texas; Timothy Bradford of
Paris, France; Temple Cone of Annapolis, Maryland; Keith Ekiss of San
Francisco, California; Ari Finkelstein of Astoria, New York; Tess Jolly
of Hove, East Sussex, England; Jennifer Key of Dallas, Texas; .Karen
Llagas of San Francisco, California; Idra Novey of New York, New York..
$1,000 prizes to K.B. Ballentine of Dayton, Tennessee; Susan Briante of
Dallas, Texas; Chad Davidson of Carrollton, Georgia; Katy Didden of
Columbia, Missouri; Brieghan Gardner of Nottingham, New Hampshire;
Henrietta Goodman of Missoula, Montana; Alisa Gordaneer of Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada; Heather Hartley of Paris, France; Kristen
Henderson of Red Hook, New York; Catherine Hope of Mt. Waverley,
Victoria, Australia; Nina Lindsay of Oakland, California; Jenna Martin
of Austin, Texas; Valerie B. McKee of New Haven, Connecticut; Michelle
McLean of New Brunswick, Canada; Alexis Orgera of Santa Monica,
California; Lisa Ortiz of San Francisco, California; Joshua Rivkin of
San Francisco, California;Emily Rosko of Columbia, Missouri.
There were also 16 Honorable Mentions at $250 each.
Here is the announcement of this year's competition:
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Annual Poetry Prizes, 2008
Prizes ranging from $1,000 up to as much as $25,000 will be awarded for
the finest lyric poems celebrating the human spirit. The contest is open
to all writers, published or unpublished, who will be under the age of
40 on November 6, 2008. Entries must be postmarked on or before the
third Saturday in October (October 18, 2008). Only previously
unpublished poems are eligible for prizes. Names of prize winners will
be published on our website on February 5, 2009, together with a
selection of the winning poems. Please visit our website
<http://www.dorothyprizes.org/>www.DorothyPrizes.org for further
information and to read poems by previous winners.
Checklist of Contest Guidelines
* Entries must be postmarked on or before October 18, 2008.
* Past winners may re-enter until their prizes total in excess of $25,000.
* All entrants must be under the age of 40 on November 6, 2008.
* Submissions must be original, previously unpublished, and in English:
no translations, please.
* Each entrant may submit one to three separate poems.
* Only one of the poems may be more than thirty lines in length.
* Each poem must be printed on a separate sheet.
* Submit two copies of each entry with your name, address, phone number
and email address clearly marked on each page of one copy only.
* Include an index card with your name, address, phone number and email
address and the titles of each of your submitted poems.
* Include a $10 entry fee payable to the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg
Memorial Fund. (This fee is not required for entries mailed from outside
* Poems will not be returned. Include a stamped addressed envelope if
you wish us to acknowledge the receipt of your entry.
Mail entries to: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, PO Box 2306,
Orinda, California 94563
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