The winner will receive a publication contract that includes a $1,200 advance, promotional support, 25 author’s copies, and a discount on future copies.
Extended deadline: February 1, 2020
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 COREY VAN LANDINGHAM, the author of Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, forthcoming from Tupelo Press, and Antidote, winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellowship from Stanford University, her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, and The New Yorker. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches Creative Writing.
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