2019 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE

The winner will receive $1,000 and a publication contract, as well as 25 author's copies and promotional support.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019.

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages and may contain one or several individual poems published previously in magazines or journals. Manuscripts without previously published poems are also welcome. Poems may be of any style, length, or form.

Final judge this year is SARA GELSTON, the author of Odette, (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, 2016). She is the recipient of a 2015 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her MFA. Her recent work appears in Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2014, Versal, Colorado Review, Third Coast, Verse Daily, Mid-American Review, Big Big Wednesday, and elsewhere. Originally from Maine, she lives in Indianapolis where she teaches at Butler University.

To submit to the 2019 New American Poetry Prize, use our convenient online submission manager, which saves paper and helps keep things organized.

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information will be included in your Submittable file.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

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