James Hearst Poetry Prize: North American Review

3 October 2006

First Prize $1000
Second $100
Third $50

All winners and finalists will be published in the March­April NAR.

Judge: Ted Kooser
Deadline: October 31, 2006 (postmark)

Entry fee: $18.00 (includes a one-year subscription). Make your check or money order out to North American Review. If you are outside the US, please make sure the entry fee is in US currency and routed through a US bank.

Rules: Two copies of up to five previously unpublished poems. No names on manuscripts. please.

Your poems will be assigned log numbers so they can be “read blind.”

Include required cover sheet: webdelsol.com/NorthAmReview/NAR/HTMLpages/NARToday.htm (go to this site to download cover sheet)

Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. Poems will not be returned, so please do not send an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope).

To receive acknowledgement of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. If you wish to receive the list of winners, please include a business-size SASE. If you would prefer to receive acknowledgement of receipt and the list of winners by e-mail, please let us know on the cover sheet. Winners will also be announced in the writers’ trade magazines and on our website.

Tips: We have noticed that long poems rarely do well—too much can go wrong in a large space. Poems that have reached the finalist stage in our competition in the past are typically one to two pages. Winning poems always balance interesting subject matter and consummate poetic craft. We value both free verse and formal poems in rhyme and meter—both open and closed forms.

Submit to:
James Hearst Poetry Prize
North American Review (WS)
University of Northern Iowa
1222 W. 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0516

E-mail nar@uni.edu
or call (319) 273-6455 or send a fax to (319) 273-4326.

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