The American Poet Prize for Poetry & The American Poetry Journal book prize

18 May 2008

The American Poetry Journal announces The American Poet Prize for Poetry.

The winner will receive $500 plus publication in The American Poetry Journal. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit up to three original and unpublished poems (10 pages maximum total), cover letter with bio and contact information including email address, & SASE for results with a $16.00 reading fee to (ad $3 for outside of the USA):

J. P. Dancing Bear, Editor
The American Poetry Journal
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, CA 95001-2080.

IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to: Dancing Bear.

Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2008.

Simultaneous submissions acceptable with notice. Multiple submissions acceptable with separate reading fee for each group of three poems.

All entries will receive a year’s subscription to The American Poetry Journal.

All selections and winners are made by the editor. Personal Friends, Relatives, and/or Students of the editor are NOT eligible for the contest and their entry fees will be refunded.

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The American Poetry Journal book prize
Guidelines & Information for 2008

The postmark deadline for entries to the 2008 The American Poetry Journal book prize is February 29, 2008. To enter, submit 50-65 paginated pages of poetry, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email address for results, No SASE (manuscripts will be recycled), and a $25.00 reading fee for each manuscript entered. The winner will receive $1000 and 20 copies. All entries will be considered for publication. Both free and formal verse styles are welcome. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify The American Poetry Journal and/or Dream Horse Press immediately. Fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers’ names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address. The winner is chosen by the editor of The American Poetry Journal, J.P. Dancing Bear, Close Friends, Students (former or present), and Relatives of the the editor are NOT eligible for the contest and their entry fee will be refunded.
The American Poetry Journal book prize entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

The American Poetry Journal book prize
P. O. Box 2080
Felton, California 95001-2080

Please make checks payable to: Dancing Bear.

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