BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE
$2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012
CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: RAE ARMANTROUT
Rae Armantrout has published 10 books of poetry, including her most recent book, Money Shot (2011), and Versed (2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Postmodern American Poetry, several editions of Best American Poetry, and The Oxford Book of American Poetry(2006). She is a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of California, San Diego.
Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,000 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.
- Submit a manuscript of 60-90 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Entries may consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.
- Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
- Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgements page.
- Manuscript must be typed single-spaced, paginated and bound with a binder clip.
- Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
- Postmark deadline: March 15, 2012.
- Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.
- Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.
CONTEST MAILING ADDRESS
Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
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