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  • crwropps@aol.com
    2009 FOUR WAY BOOKS LEVIS POETRY PRIZE  Judge: Mary Jo Bang http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2009 by email or
    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 18, 2009
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      2009 FOUR WAY BOOKS LEVIS POETRY PRIZE 

      Judge: Mary Jo Bang

      http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php




      Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2009 by email or regular mail




      Awarding publication of a book-length collection and $1000.00




      Open to any poet writing in English, regardless of publication history.




      Submissions accepted on-line (preferred) and by mail.




      Please read the following instructions carefully.







      Online submission: 

      Submitting to us online is easy, saves you money, and saves trees.

      • Fill out our online entry form and follow the directions for online credit card payment on our secure site.

      • You will be assigned an online entry number. You will then submit your manuscript through our online submissions program. 







      By mail:


      • Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript by regular mail (USPS only).

      • Please include a completed Entry Form. Click here to download the Entry Form (PDF format). (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the Entry Form.)

      • Include one cover page with the title of your work and all of your contact information, including your email address if you have one. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.

      • You must include a second cover page with just the title of your work, no other contact info.

      • No more than one poem per page, please. More than
      one section of a poem can appear on a page, of course.

      • No page limit, but we recommend a length of between 48 and 80 pages of poetry. This page limit does not include your title page, notes, etc. 

      • Do not include art work.

      • Please use a legible font of at least 11 point.

      • Include an entry fee of $25 with your submission, by check, made payable to Four Way Books. A stamped self-addressed postcard may be included to confirm receipt of manuscript. Multiple submissions may be mailed together. If you submit more than one manuscript, please supply contact info for both and an increased fee ($25 per submission).

      • Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

      • Material in your manuscript may have been published previously in a chapbook, magazines, journals or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.

      • Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.




      * Please do not submit to this contest if you are close enough to Mary Jo Bang that her integrity, your integrity, and the integrity of Four Way Books would be called into question should you be selected as the winner. You may query us if you have questions regarding this matter. We will allow you to submit to us outside of the contest if you feel that you are treading deep water in this regard. Please query by email to editors@....




      • Mail submission and entry fee to:


      Four Way B
      ooks

      POB 535 Village Station

      New York NY 10014




      Our Reading Policy 




      Each manuscript is delivered to our readers as a blind submission. That is, it is stripped of identifying material. Only the manuscript, inclusive of any text notes, is sent to the readers and, if chosen as a finalist, to the judge. We do not give a list of submitters to the judge.




      Our preliminary readers for the contest are selected by the director of the press and are published poets, experienced editors, and/or poets who have received a graduate degree in creative writing or literature. Each manuscript is read by at least two readers. We regularly rotate our readers. We do not use interns to read manuscripts.




      Our readers select an average of 20-40 manuscripts as finalist selections. They look for work that is beautifully crafted—manuscripts that feel whole and well shaped. They do not try to second guess a judge’s preference. Rather, they look to present a wide range of excellent work to the judge.




      Finalists are notified in May that their work will be sent on to the judge. On occasion, a judge may ask to see more work – the judge is not allowed to ask for specific work by a specific writer, but may ask to see a wider sampling of strong work. If that is the case, the press reviews the submissions again and more manuscripts are sent to the judge as finalists. Therefore, we do not inform the public of finalist selections since that list may grow after=2
      0May.




      The judge is instructed to notify the press of any indiscretions. If a submitter contacts the judge regarding the contest, that person will be disqualified. If the judge does not select a winner, the press’s director and senior editor will select a finalist’s manuscript to publish.


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    • crwropps@aol.com
      Intro Prize in Poetry 2010 Intro Prize in Poetry Judge: Alan Shapiro Submission Dates: January 1 - March 31, 2010 electronic or mail submissions accepted
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 13, 2010
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        Intro Prize in Poetry



        2010 Intro Prize in Poetry
        Judge: Alan Shapiro

        Submission Dates: January 1 - March 31, 2010
        electronic or mail submissions accepted

        Awarding publication of a book-length collection and $1000.00

        Open to any poet writing in English who has not previously published a book-length poetry collection

        For Complete Guidelines please visit:
        www.fourwaybooks.com






        Four Way Books
        P.O. Box 535 Village Station
        New York, New York 10014







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      • crwropps@aol.com
        2010 FOUR WAY BOOKS INTRO PRIZE IN POETRY Judge: Alan Shapiro http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2010 (postmark
        Message 3 of 12 , Mar 1, 2010
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          2010 FOUR WAY BOOKS INTRO PRIZE IN POETRY
          Judge: Alan Shapiro

          http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php
          Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2010 (postmark or email deadline) by online submission manager or regular mail. Postmark deadline March 31 and email deadline (by 3 am EST April 1).

          Awarding publication of a book-length collection and $1000.

          Open to any poet writing in English who has not previously published a book-length poetry collection.

          Submissions accepted on-line (preferred) and by mail.
          For complete entry guidelines, visit
          http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php





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        • crwropps@aol.com
          2011 Levis Prize in Poetry Claudia Rankine, Judge January 1 - March 31, 2011 electronic or mail submissions accepted Publication of a book-length manuscript
          Message 4 of 12 , Jan 7, 2011
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            2011 Levis Prize in Poetry
            Claudia Rankine, Judge

            January 1 - March 31, 2011
            electronic or mail submissions accepted

            Publication of a book-length manuscript
            $1000.00 honorarium
            Featured reading in a New York City event
            sponsored Four Way Books

            Open to all poets regardless of publication history

            For complete guidelines, please visit
            www.fourwaybooks.com
            Four Way Books
            P.O. Box 535 Village Station
            New York, New York 10014
          • crwropps@aol.com
            2011 Levis Prize in Poetry Claudia Rankine, Judge January 1 - March 31, 2011 electronic or mail submissions accepted Publication of a book-length manuscript
            Message 5 of 12 , Mar 4, 2011
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              2011 Levis Prize in Poetry
              Claudia Rankine, Judge

              January 1 - March 31, 2011
              electronic or mail submissions accepted

              Publication of a book-length manuscript
              $1000.00 honorarium
              Featured reading in a New York City event
              sponsored Four Way Books

              Open to all poets regardless of publication history

              For complete guidelines, please visit
              www.fourwaybooks.com
              Four Way Books
              P.O. Box 535 Village Station
              New York, New York 10014
            • aejos
              2011 Levis Prize in Poetry Claudia Rankine Judge January 1 - March 31, 2011 electronic or mail submissions accepted Publication of a book-length manuscript
              Message 6 of 12 , Mar 23, 2011
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                2011 Levis Prize in Poetry

                Claudia Rankine
                Judge


                January 1 - March 31, 2011
                electronic or mail submissions accepted



                Publication of a book-length manuscript
                $1000.00 honorarium
                Featured reading in a
                New York City event sponsored Four Way Books



                Open to all poets regardless of publication history

                For complete guidelines, please visit
                www.fourwaybooks.com





                Four Way Books
                P.O. Box 535 Village Station
                New York, New York 10014
              • aejos
                Only a few days left to submit a full-length manuscript of poetry to the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry! The deadline is THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 31st! 2011
                Message 7 of 12 , Mar 29, 2011
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                  Only a few days left to submit a full-length manuscript of poetry to the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry! The deadline is THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 31st!

                  2011 FOUR WAY BOOKS LEVIS PRIZE IN POETRY
                  Judge: Claudia Rankine

                  Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2011 (postmark or email deadline) by online submission manager or regular mail. Postmark deadline March 31 and email deadline (by 3 am EST April 1).

                  Awarding publication of a book-length collection and $1000.

                  Open to any poet writing in English, regardless of publication history.
                  Submissions accepted on-line (preferred) and by mail.

                  You may view the complete guidelines here, as well as submit online, or print out an entry form to submit by mail:
                  http://fourwaybooks.com/contest.php

                  Questions? Email <editors(at)fourwaybooks.com> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail), or call 212-334-5430.
                • AllisonJ
                  The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry D.A. Powell, judge Submissions accepted January 1 - March 31 For a book-length collection of poetry written in English
                  Message 8 of 12 , Jan 17, 2012
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                    The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

                    D.A. Powell, judge

                    Submissions accepted January 1 - March 31

                    For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet who has not previously published a first book of poetry.

                    $1000.00 plus publication and a reading in NYC.

                    Submit online or by mail January 1 - March 31. Include necessary entry form and submission fee of $28.00.

                    For guidelines and entry form, please visit:

                    http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php
                  • crwropps@aol.com
                    The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php http://www.fourwaybooks.com/submissions/ D.A. Powell, judge Submissions
                    Message 9 of 12 , Mar 17, 2012
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                      The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry
                      http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php
                      http://www.fourwaybooks.com/submissions/

                      D.A. Powell, judge

                      Submissions accepted January 1 - March 31

                      For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet who has not previously published a first book of poetry.

                      $1000.00 plus publication and a reading in NYC.

                      Submit online or by mail January 1 - March 31. Include necessary entry form and submission fee of $28.00.

                      For guidelines and entry form, please visit



                      http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php






                      Four Way Books
                      P.O. Box 535 Village Station
                      New York, New York 10014


                      www.fourwaybooks.com






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                    • aejos
                      2013 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry visit website for complete guidelines: http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php James Longenbach, judge January 1 -
                      Message 10 of 12 , Jan 29, 2013
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                        2013 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry


                        visit website for complete guidelines:
                        http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php


                        James Longenbach, judge

                        January 1 - March 31, 2013
                        electronic or mail submissions accepted


                        Publication of a book-length manuscript
                        $1000.00 honorarium

                        Featured reading in a New York City event sponsored by
                        Four Way Books

                        Open to all poets regardless of publication history



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                      • AllisonJ
                        2013 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry James Longenbach, judge January 1 - March 31, 2013 electronic or mail submissions accepted Publication of a
                        Message 11 of 12 , Mar 28, 2013
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                          2013 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

                          James Longenbach, judge

                          January 1 - March 31, 2013
                          electronic or mail submissions accepted

                          Publication of a book-length manuscript
                          $1000.00 honorarium

                          Featured reading in a New York City event sponsored by
                          Four Way Books

                          Open to all poets regardless of publication history

                          Visit
                          http://www.fourwaybooks.com/contest.php

                          for complete contest guidelines
                        • aejos
                          January 1- March 31, 2015 The Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry Check submission guidelines for this prize at http://fourwaybooks.com/site/levis-prize/
                          Message 12 of 12 , Jan 14
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                            January 1- March 31, 2015
                            The Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry
                            Check submission guidelines for this prize at
                            http://fourwaybooks.com/site/levis-prize/

                            Martha Collins, judge
                            For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet regardless of publication history. Previous publication of a chapbook is fine and those poems may be in the collection submitted. $1000.00 honorarium and participation in a Four Way Books reading in NYC.
                            $28.00 processing fee. Online or paper submissions accepted.
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