17 March 2009

ABZ will continue the ABZ Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems.

We are looking for original poetry manuscripts between 48-80 pages.

ABZ will publish the winning manuscript and award the author one thousand dollars and copies of the winning book.

The winning manuscript will be chosen by Mark Halliday.

Each manuscript must be bound only with a binder clip and bear a May or June 2009 postmark with a reading fee of $25.00 in US Dollars as a check or money order payable to ABZ PRESS. Include a table of contents, acknowledgments, and two title pages. One title page should have only the title. The second title page should have the author’s name, address, phone number with area code, and e-mail address. Please indicate any poetry books or chapbooks (with fewer than 48 pages) you may have published. Simultaneous Submissions are OK with us. Let us know if you win another prize.

Manuscripts will not be returned. Please keep a copy of your manuscript.

To receive notice of manuscript arrival, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.
To receive notice of contest results, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

The reading fee entitles entrant to one copy of the winning book. To receive a copy of the winning book, include a 7×10 envelope with a USA address and $2.59 in USA postage.

Send manuscript to: ABZ Poetry Prize, ABZ Press, PO Box 2746, Huntington WV 25727-2746. If your poetry entry is a finalist, we will ask you to send us a second copy of your manuscript.

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