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    Subject: Post-Publication Prize for First Book of Poetry: Drake University Emerging Writer Award Drake University Emerging Writer Award The Drake University
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      Subject: Post-Publication Prize for First Book of Poetry: Drake University Emerging Writer Award


      Drake University Emerging Writer Award

      The Drake University Writers & Critics Series is accepting submissions for its third annual Drake University Emerging Writer Award. The faculty and students of Drake University's English Department select one outstanding first book from among the entries, and the author receives an honorarium of $1000 plus travel and lodging expenses to read at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

      Each year, the award rotates among genres (short fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry). We are currently accepting submissions of first books of poetry for consideration for the Drake University Emerging Writer Reading, which will be held during the first week of April 2012. Entries may be submitted by the author or the publisher, and must include a copy of the book; a cover letter that includes a brief biography, contact information for the author, and a statement affirming that this is his/her first book-length publication; a self-addressed stamped envelope; and a $15.00 entry fee payable to "Drake University." Entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2011. Materials postmarked after November 15 will not be considered. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Drake University English Department.

      The winner will be notified by February 1, 2011. All entrants will be notified of the results by February 15, 2011.

      This year, the award is open to single-author first books of poetry only. Authors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the reading at Drake University in April 2012 to receive the award. The following are ineligible for the awards: 1) authors who have published more than one book of poetry through independent, university, or commercial publishers; 2) entries from vanity presses and self-published books; 3) current students and employees of Drake University.

      Send all materials to:

      Drake University Emerging Writer Award
      c/o Nancy Reincke, Writers and Critics Series
      English Department, Howard Hall
      Drake University
      2507 University Ave
      Des Moines, IA 50311

      For questions about the award or the series, please e-mail:
      mailto:
      <nancy.reincke(at)drake.edu> (replace (at) with @)
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