poetry book contest: Robert Dana Prize in Poetry
The award is open to poets trying to publish a first or second book of
poetry. Previous publication of self-published books, chapbooks, and
individual poems do not make a poet ineligible. Entries must be
original poetry in English; however, a few translations in a manuscript
are acceptable. Poems previously published in journals and anthologies
should be accompanied by an acknowledgments page. Authors may submit
multiple manuscripts if each one is accompanied by the reading fee.
Previously submitted manuscripts and manuscripts under consideration by
other publishers are also eligible. Should your manuscript be accepted
by another press, please notify us as soon as possible.
Each submission must be accompanied by a $25 reading fee. Make checks
payable to Anhinga Press.
Do not put your name on your manuscript. Instead, make two title
pages--one with the manuscript title, your name, address and phone
number, and a second title page with only the manuscript's title.
Manuscripts must be 48-80 pages, excluding front matter. They may be
single- or double-spaced, and all pages must be numbered. Please do not
staple or bind your manuscript.
For notification of contest results, please stop back here at our Web
site after November 1.
Submissions will be accepted from February 15 until May 1 of each year
. Manuscripts received prior to February 15 or postmarked after May 1
will be recycled and the entry fee returned.
Manuscripts will not be returned. Please keep copies of your work.
Please do not use a form of mail delivery which requires a signature by
Please send manuscripts to:
Robert Dana Prize for Poetry
P.O. Box 3665
Tallahassee, FL 32315