2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize
The Barnard Women Poets Prize is given every other year for an exceptional second
collection of poems written by an American woman who has already published one book of
poetry (in an edition of 500 copies or more). The winner will receive an honorarium of
$1,500 and publication of her manuscript by W.W. Norton & Co.
The next prize will be awarded in the spring of 2009. Submissions for the 2009 Prize will
be accepted in the summer and early fall of 2008. A qualified applicant should submit
three copies of her book-length manuscript with a cover letter naming the title and
publisher of her first collection. Although a writer may submit a manuscript that has been
entered in other contests, any manuscript under option to another publisher is not
eligible. (Please note that any entries that are encumbered will be disqualified.) Page-limit
is not specified. Because the prize is given to a poet who has already published a first
book, the manuscripts are not read anonymously. Every qualified manuscript will be read
with care by the panel of judges and the chief judge, who changes every year.
The entry fee is $20, payable in check to Women Poets at Barnard. Submissions will be
accepted between August 1, 2008 and October 15, 2008. (Please note that submissions
received before August 1, 2008, will not be accepted.) Winners will be contacted directly
in the spring of 2009.
Please send manuscripts and fees to Women Poets at Barnard, Barnard College, 3009
Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Email questions to Saskia Hamilton at
<shamilton(at)barnard.edu>. (Replace (at) with @)
Thank you for your interest in the Barnard Women Poets Prize.n