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    2011 First Book Award $2500 and publication Crab Orchard Series in Poetry final judge: Lee Ann Roripaugh http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html Crab
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      2011 First Book Award
      $2500 and publication
      Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

      final judge: Lee Ann Roripaugh
      http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

      Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press are pleased
      to
      announce the selection of the 2010 First Book Award competition. Our
      final
      judge, Jake Adam York, selected Claire McQuerry's LACEMAKERS as the
      winner of
      the 2010 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. LACEMAKERS
      will be
      published by Southern Illinois University Press in December 2011.

      Below are the guidelines for the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
      First Book
      Award, which will be open for entries on MAY 15, 2011:

      A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open
      competition
      of manuscripts POSTMARKED MAY 15, 2011 through JULY 8, 2011.
      (extended from JULY 1, 2011).

      (Since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express
      Mail, Fedex, or UPS.
      First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.) Manuscripts should be
      50-75 pages of
      original poetry, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
      who has
      neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48
      pages or more
      in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have
      been
      previously published). (**Current or former students, colleagues, and
      close
      friends of the final judge, and current students and employees of
      Southern
      Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois
      University Press
      are not eligible.) For questions about judging, please visit
      http://www.siuc.edu/~crborchd/conpo3.html.)


      The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois
      University
      Press, and will be awarded a $1000 prize. The winner will also receive
      $1500 as
      an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at
      Carbondale.


      Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced. No more than one poem
      should
      appear on a page. Dot-matrix printing that is not letter-quality is not
      acceptable. A clean photocopy is recommended. Please do not send your
      only copy
      of the manuscript since manuscripts will not be returned, and please do
      not
      include illustrations. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW and Southern Illinois
      University
      Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. All
      submissions
      must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee. Please make your check out to
      "Crab
      Orchard Series in Poetry." All entrants will receive a year's
      subscription to
      CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, beginning with the 2011 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD
      REVIEW.


      Submit two title pages for the collection. The author's name, address,
      and
      daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The
      author's
      name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments
      page
      listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or
      anthologies should
      be placed after the second title page.

      Please address entries to:

      Jon Tribble, Series Editor
      Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
      (First Book Award)
      Southern Illinois University Carbondale
      1000 Faner Drive
      Carbondale, IL 62901

      Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest
      results.
      If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been received,
      please
      include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well. Manuscripts may be
      under
      consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed
      immediately if a
      collection is accepted for publication.
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