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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ruth Lilly Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must be US citizens between the age of twenty-one and thirty-one as of March 31, 2008. Applicants should submit:

- Completed application form
- Ten pages of poems, double spaced
- One paragraph explaining how the fellowship would aid the applicant's work
- A publication list (optional)

Do not include any additional material at this time (cv, cover letter, references, etc.). If you wish to be notified of receipt of your application, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Application materials will not be returned. Applications must be postmarked during the month of March 2008.

Full guidelines here.

5 comments:

Kevin Anthony said...

Did the guidelines for this change? Is it open to any poets between 21 and 31? I thought you had to be a student.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

I think so, Kevin. I too thought you had to be a student to win this fellowship. I'm glad the fellowship is now open to any poets between 21 and 31.

I'm too old for this fellowship. Damn!

Ginger Heatter said...

Grrr. If only my mother had waited until she was 17 to get knocked up, I'd still be eligible!

early hours of sky said...

Old people need money too!!!!!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Ah, to be under 31 again!