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A prize valued at $2,000 is given annually to a woman poet over 40 years of age who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, the university's literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University with this year's judge, Yona Harvey. Submit two poems of up to 75 lines each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Voices From the Attic, by April 1. Send an SASE, call, or e-mail for complete guidelines.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, c/o Jan Beatty, Director of Creative Writing, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Jan Beatty and Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contacts.