poetry book contest: Gival Press
- The 12th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award
December 15, 2010 (postmarked).
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday
becomes the default postmarked date.
Open to all, national and international poets.
Forms or Style of Poetry:
Original work, not a translation of someone else's poetry. Open to
any form or style; simply good poetry.
Length of Manuscript:
At least 45 typed pages of poetry, on one side only.
Status of the Winning Manuscript:
The manuscript as a whole shall not have been published before.
However, include an acknowledgment sheet to indicate any previously
published poems in the collection (poem/journal/date). It is the
responsibility of the poet to secure the right to publish previously
Format for Submittal:
Include a separate cover sheet with name, title of manuscript,
address (street, city, state, electronic mail), and phone number. The
poet's name should not appear on the pages of the ms. The numbered
pages should be clipped together.
If the manuscript wins, the poet must make the manuscript available
to Gival Press on an IBM-compatible disk or CD in Rich Text Format
(RTF)�this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer
A short bio should be included.
Always keep a copy of your manuscript; materials will not be returned
and will be recycled after the judging.
$20.00 (USD) by personal check or USA money order payable to:
Gival Press, LLC.
International entrants must send a check drawn on a USA bank routed
through a USA address, such as Bank of America; no international
money orders are acceptable.
Please note that Gival Press can also accept the entry free by major
credit card; however, we only take credit card information by phone
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Poetry Award
Gival Press, LLC
P.O. Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203.
Notification of the Winner:
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for notification of
the winner or visit our website (http://www.givalpress.com), where
the winner and finalists will be announced.
We try our best to announce the winner by mid spring. Unfortunately,
it takes time to read and judge the entries and to contact the
The winner will receive $1,000.00 (USD) and his/her book of poetry
will be published by Gival Press. The winning poet will receive 20
copies of the publication.
A standard publication contract is offered.
Judging: The manuscripts are judged anonymously. The winner for the
previous award will be the judge for the following year. The decision
of the judge will be final.