Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Now Open for Submissions: 2012 Perugia Press Prize for a First/ Second Book by a Woman (international)

Post date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Deadline: 15 November 2012

(Note: the competition requires an entry fee. Please participate with caution.)

The submission period is now open for the Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book by a Woman. Prize is $1000 and publication. Entry must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than November 15, 2012.

  • Poet must have no more than one previously published book. Chapbooks and books in other genres do not count.
  • Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.
  • Poets who have had manuscripts reviewed by Perugia Press editor Susan Kan are not eligible to enter.
  • Individual poems many have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, and chapbooks of fewer than 48 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine. Notify Perugia Press if accepted elsewhere.
  • Manuscripts are generally between 45 and 80 pages. Please submit manuscripts that fall within or close to this page count. Use 8.5 x 11-inch white paper with legible typeface, pagination, contents, and no more than one poem per page.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 must accompany each submission. You may submit more than one manuscript; each is considered separately and must include a separate entry fee.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted between August 1 and November 15. Winner is announced by April 1.
  • All manuscripts will be recycled or deleted at the conclusion of the competition. Please do not send your only copy.
  • To be certain that manuscripts receive the fairest consideration, all manuscripts are submitted to the judging panel anonymously. Take care to follow instructions so that we can remove your name.
  • All readers are trusted and respected by Perugia Press.
  • We adhere to the CLMP Ethics Statement.

Submitting to us online is easy, saves you money in postage, and saves trees.
  • Remove identifying material (name, address, email, bio, etc.) from your manuscript and save as a single electronic file in .pdf format (e.g. poems.pdf). Other accepted formats are .rtf and .doc (MSWord).
  • Read and follow all application instructions on the online submissions page.
  • Use the submission form to upload your manuscript file.
  • Make your payment of $25 using your credit card at our secure site.
  • Remove identifying material (name, address, email, bio, etc.) from your manuscript.
  • Please include two cover pages: one with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and email address, and one with title of manuscript only.
  • Cover letter and bio not required. Publications acknowledgments may be included.
  • Include a $25 check or money order made out to Perugia Press.
  • Fasten the pages with a removable clip.
Send manuscript and fee via USPS (not FedEx or UPS) to:
Perugia Press Prize
PO Box 60364
Florence, MA 01062


For submissions: via the online submission page

Website: http://www.perugiapress.com