New Issues is taking submissions for the 2010 New Issues Poetry Prize, an award given to a first book of poems. The winner will be selected by guest judge Linda Gregerson, author of Magnetic North. The winner will receive a $2,000 award and publication. The press often chooses additional manuscripts from the finalists to publish. Manuscripts are read blind.
Previous winners of the New Issues Poetry Prize include Judy Halebsky for Sky=Empty, selected by Marvin Bell; Justin Marks for A Million in Prizes, selected by Carl Phillips; and Sandra Beasley for Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe.
* Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously published or self-published a full-length (48+ pages) collection of poems. Chapbooks are okay.
* Please include a $15 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to New Issues Press.
* Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2009. The winning manuscript will be named in April 2010 and published in the spring of 2011.
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