Wilbur Award Guidelines
$1,000 and Book Publication (Poetry)
Final Judge: To Be Announced
Named in honor of the distinguished American poet Richard Wilbur, the competition
welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poetry collections (public domain or
permission-secured translations may comprise up to one-third of the manuscript). This
biennial competition (even-numbered years) is open to all American poets--those with
or without previous book-length publication--except previous recipients of the Richard
Manuscripts of between 50-100 typed pages may be submitted unbound, bound, or
clipped. Manuscripts should be accompanied by two title pages: one with the title of
the collection, the author's name, address, and telephone number; and one with only
the title. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned.
The entry fee is $25 per manuscript made payable to the Richard Wilbur Award. The
winning manuscript will be published by the University of Evansville Press in 2011.
The postmark deadline for submission is December 1, 2010, and manuscripts should
be sent to:
The Richard Wilbur Award
Department of English
University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722
For notification of the contest results, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please note: These are the complete guidelines. Thank you.
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