The 7th Annual De Novo Prize for a 1st or 2nd Book of Poetry
Complete info at: www.crpress.org
· 50-80 page manuscript (single-spaced & anonymous) sent via email
· One paragraph biography in your cover letter that includes ms. title
& your contact information, including email & phone # (will be removed
during the judging phase)
· $22 entry fee (Paypal preferred)
· Reading Period: March 1, 20123- April 30, 2013 (Due to an errant
posting on a website, we will accept entries up to 11:59 pm on May 1,
Answers to FAQs:
· Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable with appropriate
· No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the
winning manuscript may be revised before publication.
· Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published in
journals and magazines.
· Translations are ineligible.
· Authors must not have previously published more than one full-length
book of poetry.
· Family members, close friends, former students, and current or
former colleagues of the judge are ineligible; entry fees will be
· All submissions will be vetted by editorial assistants and C&R
editors. Final decision will be by the guest judge (Arthur Smith).
· Winner gets $500 and 20 copies
· Winning book also receives:
· National Distribution via Ingram, Small Press
Distribution, BN.com, and Amazon.com
· Advance Reading Copies (to be sent to local, regional,
and national reviewers)
· Marketing Campaign (social media and print)
· Significant Editorial Attention
All finalists will be strongly considered for publication by C&R Press.