Contest judge: Ada Limon! This contest is open only to poets who have had no more than one full-length poetry collection published. Manuscript being submitted may not have been published or self-published in print or online as a whole. Manuscript should be single-spaced and paginated. This is a blind submission. Do not include author name or identifying information anywhere in the manuscript. Please place this information in the Cover Letter field of your Submittable submission. Acknowledgement of previously published individual poems should appear in the Cover Letter field. Contest fee is $20. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please withdraw your manuscript if it is accepted elsewhere. Prize is publication and $1000.
We usually receive between 100 and 250 submissions for our contests. It may take 12-18 months from the time the contest closes (June 15, 2019) before we select finalists. Thank you for your patience in awaiting contest results.
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