Jul 13, 2010

Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry by a Woman

Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry by a Woman

Prize: $1000 and publication
Manuscript Requirements
  • Send between 48 and 72 pages, on white, 8.5 x 11-inch paper, with legible typeface, pagination, and fastened with a removable clip. No more than one poem per page.
  • Include two cover pages: one with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and one with just title of manuscript. Cover letter and bio not required.
  • Include contents and publications acknowledgments pages.
  • Poet must be a living US resident.
  • Poet must have no more than one previously published book of poems. Chapbooks and books in other genres do not count. If the submission is for a second book, please indicate on acknowledgments page the title of your first book.
  • Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible, nor are revisions; the winning manuscript may undergo revisions before publication.
  • Poets who have had manuscripts reviewed by Perugia Press Editor Susan Kan are not eligible to enter.
  • An entry fee of $25 must accompany each submission, made payable to Perugia Press. You may submit more than one manuscript; each is considered a separate submission and must include a separate entry fee.
  • Individual poems may have been published previously in magazines, journals, chapbooks of fewer than 48 pages, or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions permitted. Notify Perugia Press if accepted elsewhere.
Judging Process
  • To be certain that manuscripts receive the fairest consideration, all manuscripts are submitted to the judging panel anonymously.
  • Identifying material, acknowledgment pages, and bios are removed and filed for reference at the conclusion of the competition.
  • All readers are trusted and respected by Perugia Press.
  • Winner is announced via e-mail or enclose SASE. Notification will be by April 1.
  • Do not enclose SASE for return of manuscript; all manuscripts will be recycled at the conclusion of the competition. Please do not send your only copy.
  • Entry must be postmarked between August 1 and November 15.
  • Early submissions strongly encouraged.
Mail manuscript and entry fee to (no FedEx or UPS):
Perugia Press Prize
P.O. Box 60364
Florence, MA 01062

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