7 January 2009


Submission Deadline: March 16, 2009


Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Magnetic North (2007), Waterborne (2002), The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan. Linda has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, and the Modern Poetry Association, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Magnetic North was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award forWaterborne. She is also the author of two volumes of literary criticism and her essays on lyric poetry and Renaissance literature appear in many journals and anthologies.

Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,000 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.

Contest Rules:

–Submit a manuscript of 60-90 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Entries may consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.

–Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pag
es: Name and contact information 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 with a spring clip.

–Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgments page.

–Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.

–Manuscript cannot be returned.

–Postmark deadline: March 16, 2009.

–Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.

–Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.


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Pittsburgh, PA 15230

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