poetry book contest: Vassar Miller
- The Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2011
The winner of this annual award receives $1000 and publication by the University of North Texas Press.
This year's judge will be Lisa Russ Spaar. To avoid conflicts of interest, current or former students of the judge should not enter.
Postmark deadline: November 15, 2010
Submit 50- to 80-page, typed manuscript, including an additional title page that does not bear the name of the poet. All pages indicating the poet's identity will be removed from the manuscript prior to its being forwarded to the final judge.
Manuscripts cannot be returned and must be accompanied by $25 entry fee (payable to UNT Press) and a letter-sized SASE for notification.
Previously published portions of the manuscript should be identified on a separate acknowledgment page. Once a winner is declared and contracted for publication, UNT Press will hold the rights to the poems in the winning collection. They may no longer be under consideration for serial publication elsewhere and must be withdrawn by the author from consideration.
Winning manuscript will be announced by March 15, 2011.
Send manuscripts to:
Vassar Miller Prize
Department of English
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091