first book contest for women poets: Rudnitsky Prize
- The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize
The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize is a collaboration between Persea Books and
The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project. It sponsors the annual publication of a
poetry collection by an American woman poet who has yet to publish a book of
poems. The winner receives $1000.00 and publication of her collection by Persea.
Submitted manuscripts should include a title page, containing the author's
name, the author's contact information, and the title of the collection; and a
second title page, only the title of the collection. To help ensure
impartiality among judges, the author's name should not appear on any other page of the
submission other than the first of those two title pages. Manuscripts should be
50-80 pages and should be paginated, with the title of the collection
included on each page as a header or footer, and fastened with a clip. Please do not
staple or permanently bind submissions. Submitted manuscripts will not be
returned. Submissions must be written in English to be considered. Translations
are not accepted.
Entries must be postmarked between September 1 and October 31. They should be
sent to The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize, c/o Persea Books, 853 Broadway,
suite 601, New York, NY 10003, and should include a check (in U.S. funds) in the
amount of $20.00, made payable to the order of The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry
The winner is chosen by an anonymous selection committee and announced on
Persea's web site in January.
About Lexi Rudnitsky:
Lexi Rudnitsky (1972-2005) grew up outside of Boston. She studied at Brown
University and Columbia University, where she wrote poetry and cultivated a
profound relationship with a lineage of women poets that extends from Muriel
Rukeyser to Heather McHugh. Her own poems exhibit both a playful love of language
and a fierce conscience. Her writing appeared in The Antioch Review, Columbia:
A Journal of Literature and Art, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review,
Pequod, and The Western Humanities Review. In 2004, she won the Milton
Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry from Harpur Palate. She is the author of a book of
poems, A Doorless Knocking into Night (Mid-List Press, 2005).
Contributions to The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project can be mailed to
The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project
c/o Wainwright Bank & Trust Co.
One Church Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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