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May 2, 2012                                                                           NYC Update

Apply for 2012 Amy Award

We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Amy Award. This poetry contest is open to women poets age 30 and under who live in the New York City metropolitan area (which includes Long Island and certain counties in NY, NJ, and PA; please see the guidelines for details). Winners receive an honorarium and are invited to give a reading at the New York Society Library in in the fall.  


The deadline for applications is June 1.  


Download the Guidelines and Application (PDF)



Recent Amy Award Winners    


Congratulations to Anne Marie Rooney, a 2010 Amy Award winner, on the publication of her first collection, Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2012). And to Caitlin Doyle, a 2011 Amy Award winner, whose poem, "The Foley Artist's Apprentice," recently appeared in The Atlantic.


Get Funding for Readings and Workshops

Since 1970, our Readings/Workshops program (R/W) has paid writers fees for giving readings and facilitating writing workshops. R/W staff will hold a series of meetings around the city this month to share information about the program. Writers and literary presenters are invited to learn more and talk with R/W staff.


Sunday, May 6, 5PM at Verlaine, 100 Rivington St., Manhattan

The meeting will be followed by a reading presented by the Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series.


Thursday, May 23, 7PM at 4 St. Paul's Cafe, 4 St. Paul's Ave., Staten Island

Sponsored by the Council on the Arts & Humanities in Staten Island.


For more information, contact Bonnie Rose Marcus, Director, R/W East.


Stay tuned for details about a June meeting in the Bronx.



Fellowship Positions at P&W


We are accepting applications for our 2012-13 Galen Williams Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is designed to nurture future leaders in the field of literature, and especially the nonprofit literary arena. This year, two ten-month, half-time, paid Fellowships are offered in New York City. The positions, the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow and the Diana & Simon Raab Editorial Fellow, have been named for the donors who have generously provided funding for the program.


The deadline for applications is June 15.


Read More About the Fellowships



Connect with NYC Writers

Our website, pw.org, can help you plug into your local literary world. View the Directory of Writers to find other writers near you, and check out upcoming readings, workshops, and book signings on the Literary Events Calendar.


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