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     http://www.citylitproject.org/uploads/file/Harriss%20Poetry%20Prize%20GUIDELINES.pdf   CityLit Project announces the First Annual Clarinda Harriss Poetry
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2009


      CityLit Project announces the First Annual Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize and Chapbook 

      Competition. The Prize is named in honor of Clarinda Harriss, eminent Baltimore poet, 

      publisher, and professor of English at Towson University. Send $15 entry fee, SASE for 

      notification of winner, and manuscript of 16 to 25 pages of poetry with table of 

      contents, acknowledgments, and two coversheets (one with title only) to Harriss Prize, 

      c/o CityLit Project, 120 S. Curley Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. All submissions must 

      be postmarked before October 1, 2009. Winner receives publication by CityLit Press, 

      $100, and 25 copies. Michael Salcman will judge. Complete guidelines at 



      Submission Guidelines 


      Entrants should be previously unpublished in book form.  Please include on separate 

      pages: (1) coversheet listing poet’s name, collection’s title, and poet’s mailing address, 

      contact phone number, and e-mail address; (2) an acknowledgments page that lists 

      poems previously published in periodicals, anthologies, journals, etc.; and (3) one- 

      paragraph bio (all will be removed before final judging). 


      Manuscripts should be typed (and available in electronic format) and paginated.  Paper 

      clip all material together (no staples). A separate title page should include title of0

      collection only (to be forwarded to the final judge). 




      Except for coversheet and bio, the entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the 

      manuscript.  Manuscripts will be recycled; please do not send your original or only 



      SASE(s): Include a self-addressed stamped postcard to review an announcement of the 

      prize winner.  Winner will be announced in January 2010.  


      Submit no fewer than 16 and no more than 25 pages of poetry, $15 entry fee (made 

      payable to CityLit Project), and SASEs to  


      Harriss Prize 

      c/o CityLit Project 

      120 S. Curley Street 

      Baltimore, MD 21224 


      Deadline: October 1, 2009, postmark.    


      CityLit Project staff, interns, board members, and their immediate family are ineligible. 


      Prize Winner:  The winner of the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize receives publication by 

      CityLit Press, $100, and 25 copies. Winner will be notified in January 2010, with the 

      winning chapbook published in Spring 2010. 


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