May 28, 2012
First or second book prize from Omnidawn Publishing
The manuscript page limit is 120 pages for this poetry book contest. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-70 pages long.) Friends, colleagues and students of the judge, Brenda Hillman, are not eligible. Postal and online poetry contest submissions accepted. Manuscripts must be received or postmarked between May 1 and June 30, 2012 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.
Reading fee is $25. For $3 extra to cover shipping cost, entrants who provide a U.S. mailing address may choose to receive this contest's winning book or any Omnidawn book (including 4 PEN USA winning books). A complete list of all Omnidawn books is available at www.omnidawn.com/catalog.htm. The winner will be announced to our email list and on this web page in January 2013, and we expect to publish the winning book in the fall of 2013.