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poetry book contest: Agha Shahid Ali Prize

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  • crwropps@aol.com
    Honoring the memory of a celebrated poet and a beloved teacher, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry is awarded annually and is sponsored by the University of
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 11, 2008
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      Honoring the memory of a celebrated poet and a
      beloved teacher, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in
      Poetry is awarded annually and is sponsored by
      the University of Utah Press and the University
      of Utah Department of English.
      http://www.uofupress.com/Agha-Shahid-Ali/


      $1000 Cash Prize and Publication; Reading in the
      University of Utah's Guest Writers Series.

      2008 Prize Submission Guidelines
      Manuscripts should be between 48 and 64 typed
      pages. Attach a cover sheet providing complete
      contact information, including name, address,
      telephone, and email address. No other
      identifying information should be included on the
      title page or on the manuscript itself.
      Submissions must be in English.
      Manuscripts must be postmarked during February 1
      through March 31, 2008.
      A check for the nonrefundable reading fee of $25
      payable to the University of Utah Press must be
      included with the submission.
      Manuscripts will not be returned and will be
      discarded after the competition.
      Submitted poems may have appeared previously in
      journals, anthologies, or chapbooks.
      The competition is open to poets who have
      previously published book-length poetry
      collections, as well as unpublished poets.
      Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however,
      entrants must notify the Press immediately if the
      collection submitted is accepted for publication
      elsewhere during the competition.

      The winning manuscript will be chosen by the
      finalist judge, Medbh McGuckian. The series
      editor will contact the winning poet and the
      results of the competition will be announced on
      the website by September 1, 2008. Please do not
      call the Press or the department of English to
      check on the status of your submission.


      The winning collection will be published by the
      University of Utah Press in the spring of 2009.
      The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and
      will give a reading in the University of Utah's
      Guest Writers Series reading to take place during
      the fall or spring following publication. (travel
      and accommodations paid by the University of Utah
      English Department).



      Address submissions to:
      The University of Utah Press
      c/o The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
      1795 East South Campus Drive, #101
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9402

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    • aejos
      Honoring the memory of a celebrated poet and a beloved teacher, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry is awarded annually and is sponsored by The University of
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 16 12:54 PM
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        Honoring the memory of a celebrated poet and a beloved teacher, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry is awarded annually and is sponsored by The University of Utah Press and The University of Utah Department of English. $1,000 Cash Prize and Publication; Reading in The University of Utah's Guest Writers Series.

        Prize Submission Guidelines

        • Manuscripts must be in English and should be between 48 and 100 typed pages.
        • Manuscripts must be postmarked between February 1 through March 31, 2014. Early submissions are encouraged. If you desire proof of receipt, send the manuscript using a delivery confirmation service.
        • A check for the nonrefundable reading fee of $25 payable to The University of Utah Press must be included with the submission.
        • Manuscripts will not be returned and will be recycled after the competition.
        • Submitted poems may have appeared previously in journals, anthologies, or chapbooks, although the collection as a whole must be previously unpublished.
        • The competition is open to poets who have previously published book-length poetry collections, as well as unpublished poets.
        • Current and former students of The University of Utah and of the finalist judge may not enter. Current and former employees of The University of Utah Press are not eligible for the prize. We support the CLMP Code of Ethics.
        • Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, entrants must notify the Press immediately if the collection submitted is accepted for publication elsewhere during the competition.
        • All submissions should include a cover sheet providing complete contact information, including name, address, telephone, and email address. No other identifying information should be included on the title page or on the manuscript itself.

        The winning manuscript will be chosen by Laura Kasischke of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The series editor will contact the winning poet and the results of the competition will be announced on this website by September 1, 2014. Please do not call the Press or the Department of English to check on the status of your submission.

        The winning collection will be published by The University of Utah Press in the spring of 2015. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will give a reading in the University of Utah's Guest Writers Series, reading to take place during the fall or spring following publication. Travel and accommodations are paid by The University of Utah Department of English.

        Please send all submissions to:

        The University of Utah Press
        c/o The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
        J. Willard Marriott Library
        295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860

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