first poetry book contest: ZONE 3
- Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry
$1,000 AND PUBLICATION IN AN EDITION OF 1,000 COPIES
Poetry manuscripts of 48-80 pages.
Two title pages: one with name, address, phone number and one with title
Acknowledgments page may be included.
$20.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a
one-year subscription to Zone 3 Magazine.
Deadline: May 1, 2008.
Eligibility and Additional Considerations:
Anyone who has not published a full-length collection of poems (48 pages or
more) is eligible; those with chapbooks may participate.
The final judge is Phillis Levin.
In order to ensure the integrity of this award, current and former students
and faculty of APSU are not eligible to enter. In addition, Zone 3 Press will
not accept manuscripts from contestants who have previously studied with, or
have a personal relationship with the announced judge. Zone 3 Press is
committed to providing an ethically responsible competition; as such, the editors
reserve the right to reject manuscripts that display any form of ethical
Winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone.
Please include a self-addressed postage paid postcard for confirmation of
manuscript receipt. Please use a standard postcard—small index cards will not be
accepted by the post office.
For contest results, please include a SASE. All manuscripts other than the
winning one will be recycled.
Questions should be addressed to Blas Falconer at falconerb(at)apsu.edu or
Susan Wallace at wallacess(at)apsu (replace (at) with @).
Send entries to:
Blas Falconer, Acquisitions Editor
Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
Austin Peay State University
P.O. Box 4565
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
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