Posts Tagged ‘poetry collections contest’

THE JAKE ADAM YORK PRIZE

11 August 2019

The Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection is a collaboration between Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions.

Book-length manuscripts can be Submitted via Submittable until the

DEADLINE: October 15, 2019.

(See the Guidelines. See information about the 2018-19 winner.)

The prize-winning poet receives $2,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions.

Initial screening for the prize will be facilitated by the poetry editors of Copper Nickel. (All screeners for the prize will have published at least one book of poetry.) The winner is announced in early March.

Our goal in instituting the Jake Adam York Prize is to honor Jake’s name and legacy with a top-tier, ethical book prize that will offer not just publication but also high-quality designmarketing, and strong national distribution­. Milkweed Editions—which has an excellent marketing team and national distribution through Publishers Group West (PGW)—can offer these things. We at Copper Nickel are grateful and excited for their partnership.

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GUIDELINES for 2019-20

For the 2019-20 prize we will begin accepting online submissions of book-length (i.e., more than 48 pages) poetry manuscripts on July 1, 2019. The final due date for submission will be October 15, 2019. The prize winner will be announced in early March, 2020.

Unfortunately, Gregory Pardlo has become overwhelmed by additional commitments in early 2020 and has asked to pull out of judging the Jake Adam York Prize.

Our new judge is FRANCINE J. HARRIS, author of play dead (Alice James, 2016)—which won the Lambda Literary Award, the Publishing Triangle Award, the Audre Lorde Award, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award—and allegiance (Wayne State UP, 2012), which was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award. Harris has won the Boston Review Poetry Contest and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the NEA. She teaches at the University of Houston.

To be eligible for the prize, poets cannot have published more than one full-length book of poetry. (Chapbooks of less than 48 pages and individual poems in magazines are OK.)

Self-published books count as previous book publications if they are at least 48 pages and saw any real distribution whatsoever. (I.e., if your self-published book has an ISBN, and/or has been distributed through Amazon, and/or has had a web presence—even a very limited one—that counts as a previously published book.)

Previously self-published books are ineligible for submission for the prize, as are co-authored books.

Poets must be US Citizens (living abroad is fine) or must live in the US and be writing in English.

Poets who are family, current colleagues, close friends, or recent students (within the past three years) of the judge are not eligible to enterFormer student editors and interns of Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions are also ineligible.

Entrants to the Jake Adam York Prize are welcome to submit to other Milkweed Editions prizes (the Ballard Spahr Prize, the Max Ritvo Prize, and the National Poetry Series). All these prizes are facilitated differently and, each year, have different judges.

Manuscripts can—but don’t have to—include work previously published in literary periodicals and/or chapbooks. If your manuscript includes previously published work, please include an acknowledgments page.

Final judging for the prize is anonymous. For this reason, please do not include your name or other identifying marks on the manuscript itself. (We will be able to obtain that information from Submittable, and the information will not be forwarded to the final judge.)

All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Copper Nickel (worth $20) in exchange for a $25 reading fee, and all money raised beyond production costs for the prize will go toward paying Copper Nickel contributors.

Please note that when you submit your work to the Jake Adam York Prize you’re adding yourself to our contact list and, thus, consenting to receiving infrequent emails about our book prize, subscriptions drives, etc. We send no more than 2-3 of these emails per year.

Here’s the link one more time: SUBMIT.

Visit the website: http://copper-nickel.org/bookprize/

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Prairie Seed Poetry Prize

2 April 2015
Entry fee: $20.00 USDEnds on 7/31/2015

The Prairie Seed Poetry Prize is awarded to a collection of poetry that examines how we can best live in and better understand the Midwest Region of the USA. This can involve any connection you may have with the region: family history, an old farm, memories, relatives, a small town, a big town, weather, sky, rivers, … your unique poetry is what we are looking for. The Ice Cube Press has used the literary arts since 1993 to better understand the Midwest.

Information for the 2015 contest: Poetry collections are to be between 48 – 70 pages of poetry. The 2015 winner will come with an Introduction from selecting judge Debra Marquart. Debra Marquart is a professor of English at Iowa State University. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University and the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at University of Southern Maine. The 2016 winner will be judged and introduced by Jennifer L. Knox. Jennifer currently teaches at Iowa State University and is the proprietor of a little company called Saltlickers.The winner will have their book published, sold, and nationally distributed by the Ice Cube Press, LLC. The 2015 & 2016 winning collections will be included at the Great Lakes Independent Bookseller Association and Midwest Independent Booksellers Association Fall Forum trade shows. The winner will receive 20 free copies of his/her book as well one-on-one marketing and promotion with the publisher.

Our Inaugural Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winner was Diamond Grove Slave Tree by Xavier Cavazos. Diamond Grove Slave Tree is being released at AWP15 in Minneapolis and includes an off-site reading. Several additional readings are being planned. Xavier was the 2013 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellow. He will assist with the screening of this year’s prize.

Notes:
1) Winner will be announced during the fall of 2015.
2)We will post any improvements and changes to the contest here and on our website as soon as possible.

https://icecubepress.submittable.com/submit/40713