The Cathy Washington Prize

23 June 2008

The Sacramento Poetry Center (established 1979) presents The Cathy Washington Prize, its annual poetry book contest.
—Submit a manuscript of 48-70 numbered pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form, although individual poems appearing in print or on the web are permitted. Simultaneous submissions OK, but please let us know ASAP if your manuscript has been placed with another publisher.
—Entries will be judged blind. Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information (including email address, if possible) should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
—Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound wiith a clip.
—The Sacramento Poetry Center will also consider publishing additional manuscripts from this competition.
—Check for $20.00 US per entry (multiple entries OK) should be madee out to The Sacramento Poetry Center. Paid-up members of the Sacramento Poetry Center may enter the contest for a reduced fee of $15. Please note that members of SPC will not receive preferential treatment in the judging process.
—Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgments page for mmagazine or anthology publications.
—Will read entries postmarked between January 1, 2009 and March 31,, 2009.
—Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
—Winning manuscript will be published by The Sacramento Poetry Centter. Winner will receive a prize of $1000.00 and 50 free copies of the winning book.
—Staff, volunteers, or executive board members of the Sacramento Poetry Center (or their relations) may not submit manuscripts for consideration in this contest.
—Manuscripts cannot be returned.
—Entries should be mailed to The Sacramento Poetry Center, Poetry Book Contest, P.O. Box 160406, Sacramento CA 95816.
—SPC supports the CLMP Code of Ethics and will adhere to its precepts regarding contests.
—For updated information on SPC, or on the book contest, please vissit our website at

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