2012 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE
The submission period for the 2012 New American Poetry Prize opens October 1. Winner will receive a publication contract, including 25 complimentary copies and $1,000.
Final judge this year is David Kirby, the author of more than two dozen volumes of criticism, essays, children’s literature, pedagogy, and poetry. His numerous collections of poetry include The Ha-Ha (2003), short-listed for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and The House on Boulevard Street: New and Selected Poems (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Florida Book Award and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award. Kirby has also won several Pushcart Prizes, the Guy Owen Prize, the Kay Deeter Award, the James Dickey Prize, the Brittingham Prize, and the Millennium Cultural Recognition Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Florida Arts Council. Since 1969 he has taught at Florida State University, where he has received several teaching awards.
We prefer online submissions, which save paper and help to keep things organized. To use our convenient online submission system, please click here.
To submit using traditional post, please send your manuscript (approx. 48-100 pages) and the $20 reading fee to the following address (checks payable to "New American Press"):
New American Poetry Contest
Attn: Okla Elliott
2003-A S. Orchard St.
Urbana, IL 61801
We read manuscripts blind, so please include a separate cover sheet with your manuscript's title and your name, address, telephone number, and email address, but be sure to exclude any identifying information from the manuscript itself.
Postmark deadline is December 31, 2012.