Mississippi Review Poetry Series

20 June 2009


A new poetry book contest in which three poetry collections will be selected and published in January 2010. Three prizes of $1000 will be awarded.


The Mississippi Review Poetry Series is an annual contest awarding three publication prizes for book-length poetry manuscripts. It is open to all poets working in English except current or former students or employees of Southern Miss. There will be three $1000 prizes and we will produce three full-length (48-64 page) paperback perfect-bound books. Each will bear the cover price of $12 but the three winning books will be packaged as a set for MR subscribers. Each winner will receive the cash prize plus 100 copies of his or her book as payment. Manuscripts may total no more than 56 pages of poetry. Fee is $25 per entry, payable to Mississippi Review. There is no limit on the number of entries an author may submit. Each entrant will receive a set of the three prize-winning books. No manuscripts will be returned. Postmark deadline: August 1, 2009. Winners announced: September 2009. Publication scheduled: January 2010. With questions call 601.266.5600. Please put MR Poetry Series, name, address, phone, e-mail, and title on page one of entry. Send to:

Mississippi Review Poetry Series
118 College Drive # 5144
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

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