poetry book contest: New Issues Press
- The 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize
$2,000 and publication for a first book of poems
Judge: Jean Valentine, author of Break the Glass
Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously
published or self-published a full-length collection (48+ pages) of
Please include a $20 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to New
Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2011. The winning manuscript will be
named in April 2012 and published in the spring of 2013.
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
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