Subject: Cave Canem Poetry Prize 2013
CaveCanem Poetry Prize 2013
Establishedin 1999, this first-book award is dedicated to the discovery
of exceptionalmanuscripts by African American poets.
Award:Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Georgiain
fall 2014, 15 copies of the book, and a feature reading.
FinalJudge: Tracy K. Smith(Judge reserves the right not to select a
winner or honorable mentions.)
Eligibility:African American writers who have not had afull-length book
of poetry published by a professional press. Authors ofchapbooks and
self-published books with a maximum print run of 500 may
apply.Simultaneous submission to other book awards should be noted:
immediate noticeupon winning such an award is required. Winner agrees
to be present in thecontinental United Statesat her or his own expense
shortly after the book is published in order toparticipate in
Deadline:Reading period opens February 1, 2013.Manuscripts must be
submitted no laterthan April 5, 2013. Winner announced by email in
EntryFee: $15.Entry fees are non-refundable.
Submission Hard copy submissions will not be considered.
One manuscript per poet allowed.
Upload manuscript as a .doc or .pdf document. Include a cover sheet
with the title only and table of contents. Author’s name should
not appear on any pages within the uploaded document.
Cover letter should include author’s brief bio (200 words,
maximum) and list of acknowledgments of previously published poems.
Manuscript must be paginated, with a font size of 11 or 12, and
50-75 pages in length, inclusive of title page and table of
contents. A poem may be multiple pages, but no more than one poem per
page is permitted, columns are not permitted.
Manuscripts not adhering to submission guidelines will not be
Post-submission revisions or corrections are not permitted.
TO SUBMIT: https://cavecanemsubmittable.com/submit/18163 Hafizah
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