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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wanted: Women over 40

Check out this interesting opportunity for the woman poet over 40 who has yet to publish a full-length book in any genre: The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award from Carlow University. This prize pays for the winner's travel and lodging in order to allow her to participate in the school's MFA low-residency program for 10 or 11 days. The author will also get to publish in the school's annual anthology and have a reading with one of the competition judges, Patricia Smith. (The other judge is Jan Beatty--what great company!)

Great idea, to reward and encourage a woman poet beginning her career, a time when there is precious little encouragement to be had and only intrinsic rewards. But hurry it you are interested: the deadline is April 1.

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