Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

first book contest: Yale Series

Expand Messages
  • crwropps@aol.com
    Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition COMPETITION RULES IMPORTANT NOTE: New submission dates below. Submissions for the 2008 Competition must be postmarked
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2007
    • 0 Attachment
      Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition

      COMPETITION RULES

      IMPORTANT NOTE: New submission dates below.

      Submissions for the 2008 Competition must be postmarked no earlier than
      October
      1, 2007 and no later than November 15, 2007. See Guidelines for Submission
      below
      for precise information regarding your entry.

      Rules Governing the Competition

      Each year, Yale University Press seeks one book-length poetry manuscript to
      be
      published in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The competition is open to any
      American citizen under forty years of age who has not published a book of
      poetry
      (contestants must be under the age of forty at the time they submit the
      manuscript
      to the competition). The winner receives royalties when the book is
      published.

      All poems must be original - translations are not accepted. Writers who have
      had
      chapbooks of poetry printed in editions of no more than 300 copies are
      eligible.
      Only one manuscript may be submitted each year. Manuscripts submitted in
      previous years may be resubmitted.

      There is no application form. Please follow these guidelines in preparing
      your
      manuscript:

      1. The manuscript must be a minimum of 48 numbered pages and a maximum of
      64 numbered pages in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem
      must start a new page. Manuscripts must be printed single-sided.

      2. The manuscript must begin with unnumbered frontmatter: a title page that
      shows
      the book's title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if
      you
      have one), and page count; a second title page which lists the title of the
      collection
      only; a table of contents; and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments.

      3. Begin paginating the manuscript after the frontmatter. If your book is
      divided into
      parts or has an epigraph, Page 1 will be the first part title or the
      epigraph.
      Otherwise, Page 1 will be the first poem.

      4. In formatting the manuscript, please make legibility your first concern.
      If you use
      a word processor, select a standard typeface (such as Bodoni, Garamond, or
      Times
      New Roman) in at least 10-point type. Manuscripts may be single-spaced,
      double-
      spaced, or 1.5 spaced. Manuscripts may be prepared on a typewriter instead of
      a
      word processor. Handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted.

      5. A brief biography may appear at the end of the manuscript. The information
      is
      not required and, if submitted, need not be included in the page count.

      6. Do not bind or staple the manuscript. Place the loose sheets in a plain
      envelope
      of appropriate size.

      Send the manuscript to Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New
      Haven,
      CT 06520-9040. Include a check or money order for $15.00 made out to Yale
      University Press. Please do not send cash.

      Submissions for the 2008 competition must be postmarked no earlier than
      October
      1, and no later than November 15, 2007.

      Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after
      the
      competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged,
      please
      include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. If you wish to be informed, by
      July
      2008, of the contest results, also include a stamped, self-addressed
      envelope.
      CONTACT US

      For more information regarding the Yale Series of Younger Poets please write
      to us
      at:

      Yale Series of Younger Poets
      P.O. Box 209040
      New Haven, CT
      06520-9040



      **************************************
      Get a sneak peek of the all-new AOL at
      http://discover.aol.com/memed/aolcom30tour


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.