Deadline: 15 October 2012 (submissions to open August 1st)
The prize of $1,500 and publication by W.W. Norton & Co. is awarded for an exceptional second collection of poems.
Since the prize is given biennially, the contest is not conducted during the 2011-12 academic year. Manuscript submissions will be accepted from August 1 to October 15, 2012. The next winner will be announced in April 2013.
The contest is open to U.S. women poets who have already published one book of poetry. (The first collection should have been a full-length book, printed in an edition of 500 or more copies. Chapbooks do not qualify.) Although a writer may submit a manuscript that has been submitted to other contests, any manuscript under option or under contract to another publisher is not eligible
Because the prize is given to a poet who has already published a first book, the manuscripts are not read anonymously. Every qualified manuscript will be read with care by the panel of judges and the chief judge, who changes every year.
A qualified applicant should submit three copies of her full-length manuscript with a cover letter naming the title and publisher of her first collection.
Entry fee: $20, payable in check to Women Poets at Barnard.
Women Poets at Barnard
New York, NY 10027
For submissions: Women Poets at Barnard, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027