poetry contest: Robert Frost Award
- Guidelines for the 2008 Robert Frost Award (note changes from 2007 highlighted)
Poems should be postmarked (or emailed) between March 1, 2008 and September 15, 2008 to be considered for the 2008 award.
Please send two copies of your poem written in the "spirit of Robert Frost" (whatever you feel that may be). One copy should have your name, address, email and phone #. The other copy should not have this information on it.
Poets may submit up to three poems on plain paper of not more than three pages for consideration.
Prior published work may be submitted; for all work submitted to the Robert Frost Foundation, you retain copyright and the Robert Frost Foundation will request your permission if we choose to publish your work on our web site or in other foundation publications.
Original manuscripts should have your name, address, email and phone #; please include a second copy of each page that will be sent to the judges and therefore should not have any information that identifies you as the author.
Please note: Email submissions are acceptable in the following formats:
--a single MS. Word document20attached that presents one page per poem. For example, page 1 should have your name, address, email and phone #; page 2 should other should not have this information on it.
--the text from any word processing document pasted into the body of the email. Email submissions to should be sent to frostfoundation(at)comcast.net
(replace (at) with @)
Manuscripts will not be returned.
If you wish to receive information regarding the winning poet, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or include your email address.
Deadline for submission is
Please enclose a $10.00 per poem entry reading fee made payable to The Robert Frost Foundation. In the case of electronic submissions, manuscripts submitted via email will be held until reading fees are received via regular mail.
Officers and Directors of The Robert Frost Foundation as well as festival organizers are not eligible to enter the award.
Mail entries to the new address (effective 2008):
Attention: Poetry Award
The Robert Frost Foundation
51 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Lawrence Public Library -- 3rd Floor
frostfoundation(at)comcast.net (replace (at) with @) for more information.
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