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Thursday, August 03, 2006

The deadline for the Gatewood Prize has been extended to October 1, 2006

Complete info HERE.

5 comments:

Justin Evans said...

You don't happen to know of any chapbook contest for middle aged, white, anglo males, who write about the Utah landscape? Bald spots and poor career choices a plus.

That would be so cool if you did!

Diane K. Martin said...

I don't understand the logic behind a prize for people under 39. I mean, IMHO, all the contests favor the young, all the opportunities favor the recent MFAers who have made those contacts, definitely all the teaching spots favor the young who have just graduated from those institutions.

It used to be there was the Yale Younger, a prize for the not-yet-big names while all the other prizes honored lifetime achievement. But now? I mean, think about it.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

I've also wondered why this book contest was limited to those under 39. I know the Yale is also for poets under 40. I think Siken just got there under the wire. Was that catty? But I'm not aware of any other book contests with age restrictions?

Brandi, can you share your reasoning for the 39 and under rule?

Eduardo C. Corral said...

*is* limited...

Diane K. Martin said...

Eduardo, I don't mean that a lot of contests have age restrictions by rules, just that it's young people who win them.

I know, I know, I sound like one of those who walked to school barefoot with barbed wire on their feet for traction.