The 2013 First Book Award is now OPEN. July 31, 2012 is the submission deadline. Judge is Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award for poetry winner for Head Off & Split.
A prize of $1,000 plus book publication by Kore Press is given for a book-length poetry manuscript. This competition is open to any female writer who has not published a full-length collection of poetry. Writers who have had chapbooks of less than 42 pages printed in editions of no more than 400 copies are eligible.
HOW TO SUBMIT
The contest is currently open for submissions. When it opens, you will be able to submit your manuscript and $20 reading fee on-line here.
COMMENT BOX SHOULD INCLUDE:
- daytime and evening telephone numbers
- where you heard about the contest
MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE:
- a minimum of 48 pages and a maximum of 80 pages. no cover letter needed.
- anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript)
- original poetry written by applicant (translations are not eligible)
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-327-2127
For submissions: via the submission manager