Posts Tagged ‘Poetry book contests’

42 Miles Press Poetry Award

24 January 2017

42 Miles Press Poetry Award

David Dodd Lee

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Judge: David Dodd Lee, Series Editor

The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award was created in an effort to bring fresh and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize is offered annually to any poet writing in English, including poets who have never published a full-length book as well as poets who have published several. New and Selected collections of poems are also welcome.

Manuscripts submitted for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award should exhibit an awareness of the contemporary “voice” in American poetry, an awareness of our moment in time as poets. We are excited to receive poetry that is experimental as well as work of a more formalist bent, as long as it reflects a complexity and sophistication of thought and language.

Urgency, yes; melodrama, not so much.

The winning poet will receive $1,000, publication of his or her book, and 50 author copies. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at Indiana University South Bend as part of the release of the book. The final selection will be made by the Series Editor. Current or former students or employees of Indiana University South Bend, as well as friends of the Series Editor, are not eligible for the prize.

Winners will be announced via our website in the summer of 2017. We will also announce the winner in major magazines such as Poets & Writers. The winning book will be published in September 2018 and be available to purchase on SPD and Amazon. Previous 42 Miles Press publications include books by Allan Peterson, Betsy Andrews, Bill Rasmovicz, Carrie Oeding, Erica Bernheim, Kimberly Lambright, Nate Pritts, Tracey Knapp, and Christine Garren.

See the complete guidelines and submit by mail or email.

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Perugia Press Poetry Prize – for a First or Second Book by a Woman

9 January 2016

Prize: $1000 and publication

Eligibility

  • Poet must have no more than one previously published book. Chapbooks and books in other genres do not count.
  • Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.
  • If you have hired Perugia Press editor Susan Kan for a personal manuscript review of any of your work, you are not eligible to enter.
  • Individual poems may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, and chapbooks of fewer than 48 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. Notify Perugia Press if accepted elsewhere.

Process

  • Manuscripts are generally between 45 and 80 pages. Please submit manuscripts that fall within or close to this page count. Use 8.5 x 11-inch white paper with legible typeface, pagination, contents, and no more than one poem per page.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $26 must accompany each submission. You may submit more than one manuscript; each is considered separately and must include a separate entry fee.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted between August 1 and November 15 (postmark). Winner is announced by April 1.
  • All manuscripts will be recycled or deleted at the conclusion of the competition. Please do not send your only copy.

Judging

  • To be certain that manuscripts receive the fairest consideration, all manuscripts are submitted to the judging panel anonymously. Take care to follow instructions so that we can remove your name.
  • All readers are trusted and respected by Perugia Press.
  • We adhere to the CLMP Ethics Statement. See below.

Online Submissions

Submitting to us online is easy, saves you money in postage, and saves trees.

  • Remove identifying material (name, address, email, bio, etc.) from your manuscript and save as a single electronic file in .pdf format (e.g. poems.pdf). Other accepted formats are .rtf (rich text format), or .doc or .docx (MSWord).
  • Read and follow all application instructions on the online submissions page.
  • Use the submission form to upload your manuscript file.
  • Make your payment of $26 using your credit card at our secure site.

By Mail

  • Attach two cover pages: one with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and email address, and one with title of manuscript only.
  • Remove your name from any other manuscript pages.
  • Cover letter and bio not required. Publications acknowledgments may be included.
  • Include a $26 check or money order made out to Perugia Press.
  • Fasten the pages with a removable clip.
  • Send manuscript and fee via USPS (not FedEx or UPS) to:

Perugia Press Prize
PO Box 60364
Florence, MA 01062

Visit the website: http://www.perugiapress.com/contest

Call for submissions: the 2015 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

31 December 2014

Milkweed Editions is pleased to open submissions for the 2015 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. This annual prize awards $10,000 as well as a contract for publication to the author of the winning manuscript.

Finalists will be selected by the editors of Milkweed Editions. The winner will be selected by an independent judge. The judge for the 2015 prize will be *Dana Levin.

Poets currently residing in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin are eligible to be considered for the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Manuscripts must be complete, previously unpublished, book-length collections.

Submissions will be accepted from December 12, 2014 until February 15, 2015, with the winning collection to be announced in April 2015.

Hard copy submissions only, please. Emailed or online submissions will not be considered. There is no entry fee. For complete eligibility and submission guidelines, please visit our website: http://milkweed.org/about-us/editorial/lindquist-vennum-prize-for-poetry/

 

*DANA LEVIN is the author of three collections of poems. Her first, In the Surgical Theater was awarded the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares, the Witter Bynner Prize from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Osterweil Award. Levin’s honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. Her work has been widely anthologized and has won several Pushcart Prizes. She currently resides Santa Fe and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Warren Wilson College.

Contact info:

LINDQUIST & VENNUM PRIZE FOR POETRY • MILKWEED EDITIONS • 1011 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH • OPEN BOOK, SUITE 300 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN • 55415

Visit the website for details:  http://milkweed.org/about-us/editorial/lindquist-vennum-prize-for-poetry/

QUERIES: SUBMISSIONS@MILKWEED.ORG

NEGATIVE CAPABILITY PRESS POETRY BOOK CONTEST

12 August 2014

CONTEST DETAILS: A prize of $2000, manuscript publication, and 25 copies will go to a single winner. Two runner-ups will be chosen for publication. Manuscripts that do not win will be considered for regular publication in the future. The final judge is Amy King of New York.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted online, Deadline: October 15, 2014(entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CST)). Please do not make revisions once your work is submitted; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with an editor before the manuscript is published.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: All entries and payment should be made online through Submittable.
Manuscripts should be a minimum of 50 pages to a maximum of 125 pages. Please submit your file in .doc, .docx format. Manuscripts must be typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times. Please make your file name the same as your manuscript title. 

Include a single title page with only the manuscript title. Only one poem should appear on a page. Include a Table of Contents as well as an acknowledgments page listing poems that have been previously published. No more than ten poems may have been previously published in a book. There is no limit on the amount of poems that have been published in journals and magazines, but be aware that the editors prefer new work. The author’s name should appear nowhere in your manuscript or in the file name.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per manuscript. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.negativecapabilitypress.org/contests/