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  • crwropps@aol.com
    2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award:   --THE FINAL JUDGE FOR THIS COMPETITION WILL BE MICHELLE BOISSEAU.--   A first book of poems will be
    Message 1 of 2 , May 22, 2009
      2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award:

       

      --THE FINAL JUDGE FOR THIS COMPETITION WILL BE MICHELLE BOISSEAU.--

       

      A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open competition of manuscripts POSTMARKED MAY 15, 2009 through JULY 1, 2009. (Since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.) Manuscripts should be 50-75 pages of original poetry, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48 pages or more in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have been previously published). (**Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, and current students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.) For questions about judging, please visit http://craborchard.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

       

      The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $1000 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

       

      Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Dot-matrix printing that is not letter-quality is not acceptable. A clean photocopy is recommended. Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript since manuscripts will not20be returned, and please do not include illustrations. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW and Southern Illinois University Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. All submissions must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee. Please make your check out to "Crab Orchard Series in Poetry." All entrants will receive a year's subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, beginning with the 2010 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

       

      Submit two title pages for the collection. The author's name, address, and daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The author's name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies should be placed after the second title page.

       

      Please address entries to:

      Jon Tribble, Series Editor

      Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

      (First Book Award)

      Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503

      Southern Illinois University Carbondale

      1000 Faner Drive

      Carbondale, IL 62901

      Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication


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    • aejos
      2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award $4000 and publication for a first book of poems final judge: Brian Barker Entry link:
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 20, 2014
        2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award
        $4000 and publication for a first book of poems
        final judge: Brian Barker

        Entry link:
        https://craborchardseriesinpoetry.submittable.com/submit
        Below are the guidelines for the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, which will be open for entries on May 15, 2014 and close on July 8, 2014 (online submissions deadline):
        A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open competition of manuscripts, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48 pages or more in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have been previously published; for the purposes of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, a manuscript which was in whole or in part submitted as a thesis or dissertation as a requirement for the completion of a degree is considered unpublished and is eligible). Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, and current and former students and employees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors who have published a book with Southern Illinois University Press or have a book under contract with Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible. For questions about judging, please visit http://CrabOrchardReview.siu.edu/conpo3.html.)
        The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $2500 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
        SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must submitted online between May 15, 2014 and the end of July 8, 2014 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on July 8, 2014). Please do not make revisions once your work is submitted; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with the series editor before the manuscript is delivered to SIU Press.
        ENTRY FEE: $28.00 per entry (online submissions only through Submittable). Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author. All entrants will receive a year's subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, beginning with the 2015 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.
        PAGE LENGTH: Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 75 pages of original poetry. 
        INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be made online through Submittable. The entry fee for each entry is $28.00. Payment for submissions must be made online. 
        Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page. 
        Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file.
        The author's name should appear nowhere in your file or in the file name. Your Submittable profile will include your name, address, phone, and e-mail so it should not appear in either your file name or your manuscript.
        In the place of the cover letter or biographical note in the submission process, an acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies can be submitted as your cover letter in Submittable. THIS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MANUSCRIPT FILE.
        Please name your file the manuscript title. If your manuscript title is long, name your file the first four words.
        All entrants will be notified of the results via e-mail by October 1, 2014.

        SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION: Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.
        Entrants are not to contact the final judge under any circumstances; all questions should be directed to Jon Tribble, Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. 
        E-MAIL: jtribbleATsiuDOTedu (e-mail preferred)
        Submissions Link: https://craborchardseriesinpoetry.submittable.com/submit
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