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The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, July 30 – August 4, 2017, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar. This scholarship, which is funded by an anonymous donor, was named to honor Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and faculty at The Frost Place 2015 Poetry Seminar.
There is no submission fee.
The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets is open to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry.
Each manuscript is delivered to two preliminary readers. Our readers look for beautifully crafted work, but it is not necessary that the poems in the submission cohere in a unified way (as in a chapbook manuscript): please try to show the readers your range as a poet in the submission. The readers look to present a wide range of excellent work to the final judge.
Final notification of the competition winner and competition finalists will be provided by e-mail to all competition entrants in June 2017.