Poetry Workshop (Spring 1998)
Offer by Distinguished Writer-in-Residence John Montague

New York State Writers Institute Distinguished Writer-in-Residence John Montague will conduct a poetry workshop during the Spring 1998 semester.

The Poetry Workshop is scheduled for ten Tuesday evenings (February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7) from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes will be held on the University at Albany's uptown campus. The workshop is offered free of charge for no credit, and will be limited to ten writers. To be considered, submit manuscripts to the Writers Institute according to the guidelines listed below. Due to the volume of manuscripts received from previous workshops, we must insist that you following guidelines exactly.


  1. All manuscripts must be typewritten.

  2. All submissions must include a separate cover sheet with name, address, work and home telephone numbers, and the title(s).

  3. Submit no more than five pages of poems; one poem per page or individual poems up to five pages in length. Clearly indicate the title of each poem. To insure a blind selection process, do not put your name of the pages of poems.

  4. Be sure to keep a copy of your work as your manuscripts will not be returned to you.

  5. Writers enrolled in a University at Albany writing class for the Spring 1998 semester, whether graduate or undergraduate, and participants in the Spring 1997 Montague poetry workshop are not eligible.

  6. Manuscripts delivered in person will be accepted up until l:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 1998. Mailed manuscripts must be postmarked not later than Wednesday, January 7, 1998.

  7. Notification of acceptance will be by Wednesday, January 28, 1998. Please do not call regarding the status of your manuscript. We regret that neither Mr. Montague nor the Institute can comment on manuscripts by writers not selected.

  8. Mail manuscripts to:
    Montague Poetry Workshop
    NYS Writers Institute, HU 355
    University at Albany, SUNY
    Albany, NY 12222

e-mail questions or comments to: [email protected]