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The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2017

1 April 2017

The 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. Named after the first director of the Press, the prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series under its standard royalty contract. The winner will be announced in the fall; no information about the winner will be released before the fall announcement. The Starrett Prize is our only venue for first-book poetry manuscripts. The volume of manuscripts received prevents the Press from offering critiques or entering into correspondence about manuscripts other than the one chosen for publication. Please do not call or e-mail the press.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will not be returned. Please keep a copy of the manuscript.

Past Winners of the Agnes Lynch Starret Poetry Prize

 

Eligibility

The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously. We define “full-length book” as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies. Books whose publication costs have been borne by their authors are excluded from this definition. University of Pittsburgh employees, former employees, current students and those who have been students within the last three years are not eligible for the award.

Format for Submissions

Please send one copy of your manuscript on good quality white paper, with no fewer than 48 and no more than 100 typescript pages. Clean, legible photocopies are acceptable. Your name, address, phone number, and email address should be on your title page. These are our only format requirements. Please also include your curriculum vitae.

Results will be announced in major poetry and writing magazines once a winner has been chosen. Enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt and a SASE for contest results.

Fee for Submission

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a check or money order in U.S. dollars only for $25.00 payable to “University of Pittsburgh Press.”

Multiple Submissions

Manuscripts being considered by other publishers are allowed, but if a manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify the Press in writing.

Dates for Submission

Manuscripts must be received during March and April 2017. That is, they must be postmarked on or after March 1, 2017 and on or before April 30, 2017. The address for submissions is:

 

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

University of Pittsburgh Press

7500 Thomas Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Tel: (412) 383-2456

Fax: (412) 383-2466

 

Note: 15260 is the correct and exclusive zip code for the University of Pittsburgh and the Press. For UPS, FedEx, etc., zip code 15208 should be used.

 

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please email info@upress.pitt.edu

Now you can submit your Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize manuscript online!

Save time, printing, and postage!

During the submission period (March 1, 2017 – April 30, 2017) simply click the link below. You’ll be taken to our secure submittable.com web page where you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions:

https://upress.submittable.com/submit

 

Visit the website:

http://www.upress.pitt.edu/renderHtmlPage.aspx?srcHtml=htmlSourceFiles/starrett.htm#6

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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.

The 2016 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize is now open for submissions!

13 March 2016

Deadline: June 30th, 2016

Bauhan Publishing is pleased to announce our sixth annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is now accepting submissions. The award goes to a book-length collection of poetry (50-80 pages).
The winning poet will receive $1,000, publication of their collection, and 100 copies of the published book along with distribution through the University Press of New England (UPNE). The cost for submission is $25 per manuscript. Entrants may submit multiple manuscripts.

This year’s judge is Besty Sholl, former Maine Poet Laureate, award-winning poet, and author of eight poetry collections.

Print submissions:

May Sarton NH Prize
Bauhan Publishing
P.O. Box 117
Peterborough, NH 03458

Visit the website for details: http://www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize/

Online submissions:

https://bauhanpublishing.submittable.com/submit

Persea Books – Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award

18 January 2016

Persea Books

Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award

Deadline: March 5, 2016
Entry Fee: $25
E-mail address: info@perseabooks.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives up to $1,000 for travel expenses and promotional activities. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

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

11 October 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 between June 18, 2014 and March 13, 2015 (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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 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.

We will  promote select work of the top three winners on Twitter, Facebook, and other venues.

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

The $25 fee for each entry offsets administrative costs and supports ongoing Negative Capability Press publications.

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

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/

Last call for entries! Able Muse Book Award (for Poetry) — 2014

23 March 2014

$1000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press.

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2014

Final Judge: Molly Peacock

Guidelines:

Blind Judging by the Final Judge Molly Peacock.

Initial screening by the Able Muse Editors.

Entries may not be previously published, but individual poems and chapbook-length sections may have been if the previous publisher gives reprint permission. (Still, more than half of the manuscript. may not have been previously published as a collection.)

Simultaneous submissions accepted as long as we’re immediately notified if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Unlimited entries per person.

All poetry styles are welcome (metrical or free verse).

A poetry manuscript of 50 to 120 pages

Acknowledgments may be included in the manuscript but are not required.

We prefer online entries, however, paper/snail mail entry is available for those who insist on the traditional submission method.

If you wish to enter more than once, then a separate entry fee and submission form must be completed for each entry.

If you’re entering by paper/snail mail, the manuscripts cannot be returned so, do not send us your only copies.

For paper/snail mail entries, include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to receive the announcement of the winner.

The contests will be judged blind by the final judge, so:

Author’s name should only appear on cover page/cover letter and nowhere else.

Initial screening will be done by the editors of Able Muse.

The final judge will received anonymized manuscripts (five to ten depending and the number of total entries and their quality).

The final judge will be instructed to disqualify any work that he recognizes. The entry fee the work thus disqualified will be refunded.

Include on your cover page ONLY:

the title of your manuscript

a brief bio

the poet’s/writer’s name

address

phone number, and

email address.

Entry Methods:

Preferred method is our online entry form

DO NOT type or copy and paste your manuscript in the poem text box. Rather, upload your submission file from the upload field (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).

Only send one file attachment with everything (50 to 120 pages), with the cover page prepared as described in the blind judging section above (do NOT attach a separate file for each poem!)

There should be no identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.

Enter at http://www.ablemuse.com/enter-contest online.

Second favorite entry method is via e-mail—

Again, do not type your submission in the body of the email. Rather, attach your submission file to the email (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).

The subject of the email should be: “<Your Name>: Book Award (poetry)”

Email your entry to submission@ablemuse.com without any identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.

Least favorite entry method is paper by snail mail—

The manuscript should be without any identification as explained in the blind judging section above.

The cover page should be prepared as explained in the blind judging section above.

Duplicates not required, so do NOT send duplicate of the manuscript.

Send your entry to:

Able Muse Review
Book Award for poetry Contest
467 Saratoga Avenue #602
San Jose, CA 95129
USA

Entry Fees:

$25 for a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.

No matter how you choose to enter (online or email or snail mail) you may choose to pay:

Online ( right below!), OR,

By check: Able Muse Review, and sent to the contest address indicated above.

In the event of a withdrawal, entry fees are non-refundable.

To enable us to match your payment to your entry, be sure to indicate the name you entered with in your manuscript (i.e. your pen name, etc), if it’s different from the one under which payment was made, and this applies for online or check payment by snail mail.

For details on how to enter: http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

THE IDAHO POETRY PRIZE

13 March 2014

 — $25 ENTRY FEE.

$1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript.

Submit a manuscript of 48 or more pages of poetry.

Deadline May 15, 2014.

Mail manuscripts of 48 or more pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.losthorsepress.org/the-idaho-prize/

The 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award

2 February 2014

Deadline: February 28, 2014

(postmark or online submission-date)  

Final Judge: Ruth Ellen Kocher

$1,000 Prize 

The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Anna George Meek, and Chad Parmenter.  

Reading fee: $25

Please read the complete guidelines here.

http://www.tupelopress.org/snowbound.php

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD

1 February 2014

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD

http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

$25 ENTRY FEE.

$1,000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press.

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2014.

A poetry manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.

QUERCUS REVIEW PRESS ANNUAL BOOK AWARD 2013

19 October 2013

QUERCUS REVIEW PRESS ANNUAL BOOK AWARD
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPTS should include a brief cover letter that includes author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, book title, and brief biography; an acknowledgment’s page listing previously published poems; table of contents; 48–112 pages of original poetry; and an SASE for reply or return of manuscript (as requested). *Manuscripts should be unbound, typed, & page numbered, and may contain author’s name and information.

*Note to Poets: In an effort to make life easier on you (so you don’t have to reformat your entire manuscript) and easier on us (so we don’t have a clerical nightmare), book-contest submissions are not “blind.”  (Frankly, we don’t really believe that even “blind” submissions are truly blind, but that’s another story).  Our editors read poems, not bios.  So it really doesn’t matter who you are.  What is your writing like?  We have published debuts from authors with very few publications and we have published seasoned author’s with previous books.  We can totally, honestly, and ethically say that we have never/will never publish a collection based on who the poet is or where the poet is from. The poems matter. That is all.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit. No restrictions on content, style or subject matter. We are simply looking for the best poetry we can find.  When Poets & Writers asked us what we were looking for, here was our response (maybe it will help you consider submitting):  “We like honest voices, stunning imagery, and language so good we get chills reading it.  We like books that open themselves, invite us to sit in comfortable chairs, and speak to us like we’re equals in an imbalanced world.  Mainly, we want to publish poetry with a pulse in the heart of the Central Valley for as long as we live here.”

PRIZE: Winner receives $1000, a publishing contract with generous royalties paid to the author for every book sold, and 15 free copies of published book.

$25 READING FEE: Make checks payable to “Quercus Review Press”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Postmarked by Friday, December 13th, 2013.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO Quercus Review Press, MJC English Dept., 435 College Ave. Modesto, CA 95350

CONTACT: pierstorffs@mjc.edu / 209-575-6183

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://quercusreviewpress.com/2013/06/22/annual-book-award-2013/

Rescue Press’ 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize

9 June 2013

The Black Box Poetry Prize

June, 2013

Judge: Heather Christle

Rescue Press presents The Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. This year’s submissions will be accepted during the month of June 2013.

To enter:

1. Attach your manuscript and cover letter to an email (.pdf or .doc only) addressed to: rescuepressprize@gmail.com. The cover letter should briefly introduce yourself and include any biographical details, acknowledgements, contact information, or notes you may wish to send. Your name should not appear in the manuscript beyond the title page, and simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify the editors if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Students or close friends of the judge are ineligible.

2. Participants have the option to submit a reading fee via this Paypal link. Rescue Press is supporting an offer-what-you-will payment method. In other words, you are not required to pay a fee in order to enter the contest but donations of any amount are appreciated and go toward publishing the winning manuscript and potentially an editor’s choice. Let us know if you have questions.

3. Rescue Press editors will send a select number of anonymous manuscripts to our judge, Heather Christle, who will choose the 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize winner. Results will be announced in Fall 2013 on our website and via email, and the winning manuscript(s) will be published in Fall 2014.

Judge: Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston Review, Gulf CoastThe New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. She has taught poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Yellow Springs, OH.

See our website or blog for submission guidelines and previous winners: www.rescue-press.org.

Previous Winners:

2011
Judge’s Choice: Blueberry Morningsnow’s WHALE IN THE WOODS, selected by Sabrina Orah Mark

Editor’s Choice: Philip Sorenson’s OF EMBODIES

2012
Judge’s Choice: Todd Melicker’s RENDEZVOUS, selected by Zach Savich

Editor’s Choice: Hannah Brooks-Motl’s THE NEW YEARS

Longleaf Press Announces its 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest

4 February 2013

The contest is open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry.

Submit:

18-23 pages of poetry
$20 entry fee
Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Cover sheet (with name, address, phone, e-mail)

NO NAME OR OTHER INFORMATION ON MANUSCRIPT. Include a separate cover page with contact information.

to:

Robin Greene, Editor
Longleaf Press
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
E-mail: rgreene@methodist.edu

POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013

PRIZE: $200 and 50 Chapbooks

Longleaf is a nonprofit university press that has been publishing poetry chapbooks since 1997.
 
Information about the press may be found on our webpage: 

http://methodist.edu/longleaf/index.htm