Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award

4 August 2007

www.pavementsaw.org/pages/transaward.htm

All contributors receive books, chapbooks and journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee. Please mention this to your friends,
students and others who might be interested!

Each year Pavement Saw Press will seek to publish at least one book of poetry and/or prose poems from manuscripts received during this competition. Selection is made anonymously through a competition that is open to anyone who has not previously published a volume of poetry or prose. The author receives $1000 and a percentage of the press run. Previous judges have included Judith Vollmer, David Bromige, Bin Ramke and Howard McCord. All poems must be original, all prose must be original, fiction or translations are not acceptable. Writers who have had volumes of poetry and/or prose under 40 pages printed or printed in limited editions of no more than 500 copies are eligible.

Submissions are accepted during the months of June, July, and until August 15th. All submissions must have an August 15th, or earlier, postmark. This is an award for first books only.

Entries must meet these requirements:

1. The manuscript should be at least 48 pages of poetry and no more than 70 pages of poetry in length. Separations between sections are not a part of the page count.

2. A one page cover letter which includes a brief biography, the book’s title, your name, address, and telephone number, your
signature, and, if you have e-mail, your e-mail address. This should be followed by a page which lists publication acknowledgments for the book. For each acknowledgement mention the publisher (journal, anthology, chapbook etc.) and the poem published.

3. The manuscript should be bound with a single clip and begin with a title page including the book’s title, your name, address, and
telephone number, and, if you have e-mail, your e-mail address.

4. The second page should have only the title of the manuscript. There are to be no acknowledgments or mention of the author’s name from this page forward. Submissions to the contest are judged anonymously.

5. The manuscript should be paginated, beginning with the first page of poetry.

6. There should be no more than one poem on each page. The manuscript can contain pieces that are longer than one page.

Your manuscript should be accompanied by a check in the amount of $18.00 made payable to Pavement Saw Press. All US contributors to the contest will receive books, chapbooks and journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee. Add $3 (US) for other countries to cover the extra postal charge. Do not include an SASE for notification of results, this information will be sent with the free book. While the judge will choose the prize winner, sometimes another anonymous manuscript is chosen by the editor, if enough entries arrive. This “editors choice” manuscript will be published under a standard royalty contract. A decision will be reached in November. Do not send the only copy of your work. All manuscripts will be recycled and individual comments on the manuscripts cannot be made.

Entries should be sent to:

Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Award Entry
P.O. Box 6291
Columbus, OH 43206

All submissions must have an August 15th, or earlier, postmark. Submissions are accepted during the months of June, July, and August only.

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