Booth 2012 Poetry Contest

15 February 2012

2012 Poetry Contest
Final Judge: Linda Gregg
Entry Deadline: March 5, 2012

All submissions should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are fine if you withdraw immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. We’ll select our ten favorite entries and send to Linda Gregg for final judging. For general examples of poems we like, visit our archives.

-1st Prize: $500 and publication
-2nd Prize: $250 and publication
-All entries will be considered for publication.
-All entrants will receive a print copy of Booth Three, scheduled for release in March 2012.
-Winners will be announced on March 30, 2012.
-Entry fee is $10.

Final Judge
Linda Gregg’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, an NEA grant, a Lannan Literary Foundation Fellowship, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and multiple Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and Ploughshares, and her books include All of it Singing: New and Selected Poems, In the Middle Distance, Things and Flesh, Alma, Chosen By The Lion, and The Sacraments of Desire. Ms. Gregg has taught at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Fine Print:
Our Poetry Contest is compliant with the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics. All rights revert to the author upon publication. Students and former students of Butler University and of this year’s judge may not enter. Butler University employees are ineligible as are close friends of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must withdraw your work from consideration if it becomes committed elsewhere. Details on the reading and judging process are available upon request.

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