poetry book contest: The Journal/OSU Press Prize
The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry
The Charles B. Wheeler Prize 2009
The Ohio State University Press and The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University, invite submissions for the 2009 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award. Each year, a readers' committee of OSU poets and a final judge select one full-length poetry manuscript for publication by The Ohio State University Press. The winner also receives The Charles B. Wheeler Prize, a $3,000 cash prize made possible by the generosity of the family of the late Professor Emeritus of the English Department.
Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original poetry must be postmarked during the month of September. Entries postmarked later than September 30 will not be accepted. Clear photocopies are acceptable. All identifying material is removed before manuscripts are passed to the Readers. Please supply two title pages: your name or other identification should appear on only one.
Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified on an acknowledgements page.
Include a nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 (U.S. dollars) with each manuscript (check or money order payable to The Ohio State University). If you wish, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt of your manuscript, and astamped, self-addressed business-
sized envelope so we can notify you of the results. OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Manuscripts will not be returned.
All entrants will receive a one-year subscription (two issues) to The Journal. The winning entry will be announced duringJanuary 2010. For further information about the Contest and rules for submission, please visit The Ohio State University Press website - http://www.ohiostatepress.org/.
2008 Winner: Kary Wayson
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