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  • crwropps@aol.com
    The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2008 Judge: Tony Hoagland http://www.aprweb.org/bookprize/guidelines.shtml The prize of
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2007
      The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2008
      Judge: Tony Hoagland
      http://www.aprweb.org/bookprize/guidelines.shtml

      The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of
      the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in
      2008 with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a
      standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the
      $3,000 prize.
      The prize is open to any writer in English who is a U.S. citizen and who has
      not published a book-length collection of poems with an ISBN assigned to it.
      Poems previously published in periodicals or limited-edition chapbooks may be
      included in the manuscript, but the manuscript itself must not have been
      published as a book-length work exceeding 25 pages. Translations are not eligible
      nor are works written by multiple authors. The editors of The American Poetry
      Review will screen manuscripts for the judge.
      Please note:
      Manuscripts cannot be returned.
      Manuscripts must be postmarked between August 1 and October 31, 2007. Please
      use first class mail. Do not use Federal Express, Overnight Mail, or UPS or
      any other service that requires a signature.
      The winning author and all other entrants will be notified by February 15,
      2008. An announcement of the winner will appear in the March/April issue of The
      American Poetry Review.
      You may simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere, but please notify us
      immediately if it is accepted for publication. Submission of more than one
      manuscript is permissible; each must be under separate cover with a fee, a
      return postcard, and a notification envelope.
      The winning author will have time to revise the manuscript after acceptance,
      but please send no revisions during the reading period.
      To be considered for the prize, send:
           1.     A clearly typed poetry manuscript of 48 pages or more,
      single-spaced, paginated, with a table of contents and acknowledgments. A good copy is
      acceptable.
           2.     Two title pages: one with your name, address, phone number, and
      the book title; a second title page should contain the title only. Your name
      should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except the first title page.
           3.     An entry fee of $25 by check or money order, payable to The
      American Poetry Review.
           4.     A self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of contest
      results.
           5.     A self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of receipt of
      the manuscript. Your manuscript identification number will be included on this
      card when it is returned to you. If no postcard is included in your entry,
      you will not be notified of its receipt.
      Send your submission to:

      The American Poetry Review
      Honickman First Book Prize
      117 South 17th Street
      Suite 910
      Philadelphia, PA 19103


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    • crwropps@aol.com
      The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2009 http://www.aprweb.org/bookprize/guidelines.shtml Judge: Claudia Keelan The prize of
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 20, 2008
        The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2009

        http://www.aprweb.org/bookprize/guidelines.shtml

        Judge: Claudia Keelan

        The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2009 with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize.

        The prize is open to any writer in English who is a U.S. citizen and who has not published a book-length collection of poems with an ISBN assigned to it. Poems previously published in periodicals or limited-edition chapbooks may be included in the manuscript, but the manuscript itself must not have been published as a book-length work exceeding 25 pages. Translations are not eligible nor are works written by multiple authors. The editors of The American Poetry Review will screen manuscripts for the judge.

        Please note:

        Manuscripts cannot be returned.

        Manuscripts must be postmarked between August 1 and October 31, 2008. Please use first class mail. Do not use Federal Express, Overnight Mail, or UPS or any other service that requires a signature.

        The winning author and all other entrants will be notified by February 15, 2009. An announcement of the winner will appear in the March/April issue ofThe American Poetry Review.

        You may simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere, but please notify us immediately if it is accepted for publication. Submissi
        on of more than one manuscript is permissible; each must be under separate cover with a fee, a return postcard, and a notification envelope.

        The winning author will have time to revise the manuscript after acceptance, but please send no revisions during the reading period.

        To be considered for the prize, send:


        A clearly typed poetry manuscript of 48 pages or more, single-spaced, paginated, with a table of contents and acknowledgments. A good copy is acceptable.

        Two title pages: one with your name, address, phone number, and the book title; a second title page should contain the title only. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except the first title page.

        An entry fee of $25 by check or money order, payable to The American Poetry Review.

        A self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of contest results.

        A self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of receipt of the manuscript. Your manuscript identification number will be included on this card when it is returned to you. If no postcard is included in your entry, you will not be notified of its receipt.


        Send your submission to:




        The American Poetry Review 

        Honickman First Book Prize

        1700 Sansom Street

        Suite 800

        Philadelphia, PA 19103





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      • crwropps@aol.com
        The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2009 Judge: Claudia Keelan The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 28, 2008
          The American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry - 2009

          Judge: Claudia Keelan

          The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2009 with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize.

          The prize is open to any writer in English who is a U.S. citizen and who has not published a book-length collection of poems with an ISBN assigned to it. Poems previously published in periodicals or limited-edition chapbooks may be included in the manuscript, but the manuscript itself must not have been published as a book-length work exceeding 25 pages. Translations are not eligible nor are works written by multiple authors. The editors of The American Poetry Review will screen manuscripts for the judge.

          Please note:

          Manuscripts cannot be returned.

          Manuscripts must be postmarked between August 1 and October 31, 2008. Please use first class mail. Do not use Federal Express, Overnight Mail, or UPS or any other service that requires a signature.

          The winning author and all other entrants will be notified by February 15, 2009. An announcement of the winner will appear in the March/April issue of The American Poetry Review.

          You may simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere, but please notify us immediately if it is accepted for publication. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible; each must be under separate cover with a fee, a return postcard, and a notification envelope.

          The winning author will have time to revise the manuscript after acceptance, but please send no revisions during the reading period.

          To be considered for the prize, send:


          A clearly typed poetry manuscript of 48 pages or more, single-spaced, paginated, with a table of contents and acknowledgments. A good copy is acceptable.

          Two title pages: one with your name, address, phone number, and the book title; a second title page should contain the title only. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except the first title page.

          An entry fee of $25 by check or money order, payable to The American Poetry Review.

          A self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of contest results.

          A self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of receipt of the manuscript. Your manuscript identification number will be included on this card when it is returned to you. If no postcard is included in your entry, you will not be notified of its receipt.


          Send your submission to:




          The American Poetry Review 

          Honickman First Book Prize

          1700 Sansom Street

          Suite 800

          Philadelphia, PA 19103


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