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  • AllisonJ
    The 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize $2,000 and publication for a first book of poems Judge: Jean Valentine, author of Break the Glass Guidelines: Eligibility:
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 21 7:54 AM
      The 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize
      $2,000 and publication for a first book of poems
      Judge: Jean Valentine, author of Break the Glass

      Guidelines:

      Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously
      published or self-published a full-length collection (48+ pages) of
      poems.
      Please include a $20 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to New
      Issues Press.
      Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2011. The winning manuscript will be
      named in April 2012 and published in the spring of 2013.
      General Guidelines:

      Submit a manuscript at least 48 pages in length, typed on one side,
      single-spaced preferred. Photocopies are acceptable. Please do not
      bind manuscript. Include a brief bio, relevant publication
      information, cover page with name, address, phone number, and title of
      the manuscript, and a page with only the title.
      Enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification that the
      manuscript has been received. For notification of title and author of
      the winning manuscript enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
      Manuscripts will be recycled.
      A manuscript may be submitted that is being considered elsewhere but
      New Issues should be notified upon the manuscript's acceptance
      elsewhere.
      Send manuscripts and queries to:

      The New Issues Poetry Prize
      New Issues Poetry & Prose
      Western Michigan University
      1903 West Michigan Ave.
      Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463
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