The Annual Del Sol Press Poetry Prize

5 December 2007

NOTE: The winner of our 2006 competition, selected by Thomas Lux, is David Blair.

Deadline for the next (2007) contest is: January 15, 2008. We invite contest submissions from both emerging and established poets, published or unpublished. In keeping with the philosophy of Web del Sol, we are only interested in the very best poetry, regardless of source or type.

The top ten finalist manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Winner Receives
A $1,200 Honorarium, paid in March 2008, book publication by Del Sol Press in fall, 2008, in “The Annual Del Sol Press Poetry Series”; and 20 copies of the winning book.

Eligibility
Poets who are at least 18 years of age and who live inside or outside the United States. Translations are eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable (as long as you let us know immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere). Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks, or self-published books, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in poetry or other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest. Employees, volunteers and board members of Web del Sol, or their partners or spouses, or their immediate families; or immediate family, friends or former students of the judge are not eligible.

Competition Guidelines
Deadline (postmark): January 15, 2008. 50 to 100 typed manuscript pages, each poem starts on a new page. $24.00 contest fee (includes a copy of the winning book when it is published if you send a 8×10″ SASE–Note: Include sufficient postage for a paperback book of 100 pages or copy will not be sent); please make checks out to Web Del Sol. Include two cover pages: one with your contact information (phone, email, address), and one with the title of your collection (minus your name). Your name should not appear on the manuscript itself. Type or word-process on standard white paper, on one side of the page only. Paginate consecutively with a table of contents. Bind with a binder clip (no paperclips, please). Attach publications acknowledgments if any. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript. Please keep a copy of your entry. Manuscripts not selected for publication will be recycled. Multiple submissions are fine; include a separate reading fee with each.

Postmark no later than 1/15/08 and include $24.00 reading fee to:
Del Sol Press Poetry Contest
Web del Sol Association
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 443
Washington, DC 20006

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