poetry book contest: Crab Orchard Series Open Competition
- 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition
$3500 and publication two winners
Final Judge: Cynthia Huntington
All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible* (individual poems may have been previously published). (*Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, Cynthia Huntington, and current and former students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible for the Open Competition.) Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts postmarked October 1 through November 16, 2011. The winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, both winners will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets' collections by Southern Illinois University Press.
Manuscripts should be typewritten and single-spaced (recommended length: 50 pages minimum to 100 pages maximum). No more than one poem should appear on a page. 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 one-year subscription to 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. All identifying materials will be removed before screening and the final judge sees only the first title page, table of contents, and text.
Please address entries to:
Jon Tribble, Series Editor
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Faner Hall 2380 Mail Code 4503
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.
Entrants are not to contact the final judge under any circumstances; all questions should be directed to the series editor at his e-mail address, jtribble(at)siu.edu
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