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    BRITTINGHAM AND POLLAK POETRY PRIZE SUBMISSION GUIDE http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html The University of Wisconsin Press awards the
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      BRITTINGHAM AND POLLAK POETRY PRIZE SUBMISSION GUIDE
      http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html

      The University of Wisconsin Press awards the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and
      the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Each winning poet will receive $2,500
      ($1,000 cash prize and $1,500 honorarium to cover expenses of reading in Madison).
      Prizes are awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original
      poetry submitted in an open competition. Each manuscript submitted will be
      considered for both prizes. There are no restrictions on the kind of poetry or
      subject matter, although translations are not acceptable. The winners will be
      announced and the prizes awarded in February of each calendar year, with
      publishing contracts to follow soon thereafter.

      Submission Guidelines
      SUBMISSION PERIOD:
      Manuscripts received September 1 through October 1 each calendar year will be
      considered. Manuscripts postmarked before September 1 or after September 30
      will be returned unread.

      MANUSCRIPT FORMAT:
      All submissions must be unbound (no binders, clamps, etc., please), typed on
      8 1/2 x 11 paper, and should be 50–80 manuscript pages in length.
      Manuscripts may be typed single-spaced with a double space in between
      stanzas, or may be double-spaced.
      Clean photocopies are acceptable.
      Poet's name, address, and telephone number should appear on the title page.
      The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form. Poems published
      in journals, chapbooks, and anthologies may be included but must be
      acknowledged.
      No changes in the manuscript will be considered between submission and
      acceptance.

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
      A $25.00 non-refundable reading fee must accompany each manuscript, and
      covers entry to both prizes. Please make check or money order payable to "The
      University of Wisconsin Press." Do not send cash or stamps. Foreign entries: please
      remit reading fee in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.
      Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not enclose return packaging.
      For contest results, enclose a stamped, self-addressed business envelope (no
      postcards, please).
      First Class or Priority Mail is preferred. It is not necessary to send your
      manuscript via a Federal Express service.
      Simultaneous submissions to other contests are permitted provided the poet
      agrees to inform the Press of the manuscript's acceptance for publication
      elsewhere.

      SELECTION PROCEDURE:
      Qualified readers appointed by the Press will screen all manuscripts. The
      final selections will be made by a distinguished poet who will remain anonymous
      until the winner is announced in mid-February.

      SEND CORRESPONDENCE AND MANUSCRIPTS TO:
      Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes
      c/o Ronald Wallace, UW Press Poetry Series Editor
      Department of English
      600 N. Park Street
      University of Wisconsin
      Madison, WI 53706
      E-mail: rwallace(at)wisc.edu (replace (at) with @)




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