November 1 Deadlines
11/1/14 The Briar Cliff Review Poetry Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to The Briar Cliff Review
Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor
The Briar Cliff Review
3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104-0100
    Judges: editors
Notify: spring
3 poems: Short story and creative nonfiction word limit up to 6,000. Short stories and creative nonfiction should be typed, double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. No more than one poem per page. Send cover sheet with title/s, author’s name, address and email. Title but  no name on manuscript. Winning pieces are accepted on the basis of first-time rights. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Previous year’s winner is ineligible. All entrants receive a copy of the magazine with winning entries. Please include SASE for notification of winners. Online submission at site.!contest/c1vr

11/1/14 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest Prizes: $1,000 and 25 copies Fee: $25 to Brick Road Poetry Press, Inc.
Brick Road Poetry Press
P. O. Box 751
Columbus, GA 31902-0751
Book manuscript: Simultaneous submissions accepted, provided we are immediately informed if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Original collection of 50 to 100 pages of poetry, excluding cover page, contents, acknowledgments, etc. Single sided, single spaced. We prefer no more than one poem per page. Numbered pages. Leave off the poet's name. Two title pages: one with name, address, and phone number and one with title only. No translations, unless the translations are of your own poems. Electronic files are accepted via the online submission manager. Use the title of your collection for the file name. We accept .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file format. We prefer electronic submissions but will consider hard copy submissions by mail with the stipulation that, should the author's work be chosen for publication, an electronic version (.doc or .rtf) must be prepared in a timely manner and at the poet's expense. Please include a cover letter with poetry publication/recognition highlights and something intriguing about your life story or ongoing pursuits. We would like to develop a connection with the poet as well as the poetry. Please include the collection title in the cover letter.

11/1/14 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Competition Prizes: $1,000 and 25 copies Fee: $20 via PayPal
Autumn House Press
P.O. 60100
Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Judge: Michael Simms
Notify: December 1 on site
Chapbook manuscript: We ask that all poetry submissions to Coal Hill Review come through our annual contest. Manuscripts, submitted through our website, our email address, or through the U.S. Mail, will be accepted August 1 to November 1, and the competition is open to all poets writing in English. The submission fee of $20 may be paid through our PayPal account or by check or money order made out to Autumn House Press. Submission should consist of 12–20 pages, either a long poem or a group of poems. If poems have been previously published, acknowledgments should be included with the submission. The winning chapbook will be published electronically as part of our Spring issue of Coal Hill Review, and as an edition of 200 paper copies available through Autumn House Press. In addition, the poet will receive $1,000. All finalists will be considered for publication in Coal Hill Review and Kestrel Magazine. The final judge for the competition will be Michael Simms, founder and editor-in-chief of Autumn House Press. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically or by mail.

11/1/14 Alice James Award Prizes: $2,000 and publication  Fee: $30 to Alice James Books
Alice James Books
Alice James Award
114 Prescott St
Farmington, ME 04938
  Judges: Alice James Books Editorial Board
Notify: April
Book Manuscript: Entrants must reside in the United States. In addition to the winning manuscript, one or more additional manuscripts may be chosen for publication as the Editor’s Choice. No contact/identifying information is permitted within your manuscript (including the file name). Your contact information will be collected by Submittable if submitting your manuscript online. If you send in a hardcopy manuscript, please include a separate page that lists your contact information. No less than 12 point font, paginated, and 48–80 pages in length (single spaced). We accept double sided manuscripts. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection, as a whole, must be unpublished. Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please. MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy. No illustrations, photographs or images should be included. One (1) copy of manuscript enclosed (NO CONTACT INFORMATION WITHIN MANUSCRIPT), with acknowledgements Electronic: Title page that lists only the title of your manuscript (NO CONTACT INFORMATION) Hardcopy: Two (2) copies of title page (one page that shows only the title, the second which shows the title and your contact information) $30 entry fee enclosed Self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of manuscript Self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of award winner

11/1/13 Donald Justice Poetry Award Prizes: $1,000 (x 2) and publication Fee: $25 to Donald Justice Poetry Award-West Chester University
Donald Justice Poetry Award
Poetry House
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Tel: (610) 436-3235

Book manuscript: Biennial. The Justice Award welcomes unpublished, original book-length collections of poems that pay attention to form for consideration in the competition. Two winners from the competition will each receive $1,000, and have her/his manuscript published.Open to all American poets regardless of whether they have previously published a book-length collection. The manuscript should be between 50-100 typed pages in unbound, bound, or clipped form. No more than one-third of the manuscript may consist of permission-secured or public domain translations. The manuscript should contain two title pages: one with the collection1s title, author1s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number; and the other with only the title. There is a $25 entry fee for each manuscript submitted. All submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned. For notification of contest results, please include SASE. Each winner will receive her/his award, and give a public reading at the annual West Chester University Poetry Conference in early June.

11/1/14 Edwin Markham Prize in Poetry Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15
online only Judge: TBA
Poems: Writers are invited to submit poetry manuscripts of 3-5 original unpublished poems. All entrants will receive a complimentary copy of Reed. All submissions must abide by the following competition rules and guidelines: Submit through the online system. Submit in a common file format: *.doc and *.txt preferable. Please do not submit .docx format. Writers may submit multiple entries, but remember that every submission (five poems) must be paid with another reading fee. The finalists will be sent to the judge. The work submitted must be your own—no translations allowed.!contests/c1t7k

11/1/14 MVP Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000, 10 copies, and book contract    Fee: $25 to New Rivers Press
New Rivers Press
MVP Competition
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
  Judge: TBA
Notify: May
Book manuscript: Submissions MUST include entry form (on site). Include a $25 entry fee for each manuscript, made out to New Rivers Press. Include SASP for confirmation of receipt of ms. (optional). Include SASE for result notification. (optional) Simultaneous submissions are fine, but notify NRP immediately of acceptance elsewhere. (If you fail to give such notification and your manuscript is selected, your signature on the entry form gives NRP permission to proceed with publication.) You may acknowledge individual poems, stories, and other pieces published in magazines, anthologies, or elsewhere, but such acknowledgments or your name can not appear in the manuscript itself, since judging is blind. Notify NRP in writing of address or telephone number changes. MSS. will be recycled. You may submit more than one manuscript, but only if there is no overlap in content. Send complete manuscript in a plain manila folder. Manuscript pages must be numbered. Include a cover sheet with name, address, and manuscript title. DO NOT include your name, address or acknowledgments on the manuscript pages; the judging is blind. The poetry competition is national. Any citizen of the United States is eligible. Manuscript length: 50-90 pages, single-spaced. No more than one poem per page. Enter online at website.

11/1/14 Sow's Ear Poetry Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication    Fee: $27 to The Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Robert G. Lesman, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 127
Millwood, VA 22646
  Judge: John Brehm
Notify: January
Poems: Open to adults. Send unpublished poems to the address above. Please DO NOT put your name on poems. Include a separate sheet with poem titles, name, address, phone, and e-mail address if available. No length limit on poems. Simultaneous submission acceptable. (We will check with finalists before sending to final judge.) $20 for up to 5 poems; fee includes a subscription. Include SASE or e-mail address for notification, which we will try to send in January. Entries will not be returned.

11/1/14 The Walt Whitman Award Prizes:  $5,000, residency, and publication    Fee: $35
online only Judge: Tracy K. Smith
Notify: April 30
Book manuscript: For a poet's first book. Contestants must be living citizens of the United States who have neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 40 pages or more in length and in an edition of 500 or more copies, either in the U.S. or abroad. Books on a smaller scale, such as chapbooks and limited editions, will not disqualify a poet. Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Translations are not eligible. Manuscripts must be between 50 and 100 pages, typed single-spaced (unless the poems are meant to be presented using non-standard spacing). Multiple poems may not appear on a single page. The manuscript itself should not contain any information that would reveal the identity of its author. Illustrations are not accepted. Contestants who have published poems in magazines may include those in the manuscript submitted, along with acknowledgment notes. Contestants may submit manuscripts simultaneously, but must notify the Academy immediately if a manuscript becomes committed to another press. A manuscript committed to another press is not eligible for the Walt Whitman Award. Notification of contest results will be made by email. The winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy. The Academy of American Poets will purchase from the publisher copies of the winning book for distribution to its members. No royalties will be paid to the author on the copies distributed by the Academy. The standard contract of the publisher will govern production, distribution, and royalties for all other copies. The Academy of American Poets cannot consider manuscript revisions during the course of the contest. The winning poet will have an opportunity to revise before publication. Poets are not eligible to apply if they are close friends or colleagues, were mentored by the judge, or have studied with the judge in full-time accredited courses within the last 5 years. Do not include an acknowledgements page in your manuscript file. One title page is requested and it should list the manuscript title only. The author's name must not appear on any page of the manuscript.

11/1/14 James Wright Poetry Award Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $10 to Mid-American Review
Mid-American Review—Contests
Department of English
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green OH 43403
  Judge: Oliver de la Paz
Notify: late December
Poems: $10 entry fee (check or money order, made out to Mid-American Review) for each set of three poems, previously unpublished work only. Submissions will not be returned. Send SASE for early results. Entries need not be left anonymous. All participants will receive a copy of Mid-American Review where the winners are published. Open to all writers except those associated with the judges or Mid-American Review. Judges' decisions are final. Submit online at site

11/1/15 Phyllis Smart Young Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $10 to The Madison Review
online entry
3 poems: Submit 3 poems (15 pages total max), double-spaced; include a cover letter with author's name, address, phone number, and poem titles.

November 15 Deadlines
11/15/14 Toni Brown Memorial Scholarship Prizes: conference tuition and lodging Fee: $5
apply online
Notify: December 20
Poems: Be a first-time Getaway participant who is 31 or over as of January 17, 2015. (If you are 18-30, see our other scholarship option.) Select your first and second choice workshops. See for choices. Prepare a brief bio, a paragraph describing your financial need and a brief personal statement telling us why you would like to attend the Getaway, each 150 words or less. Format a single document with 5 pages of poetry (one poem per page, single spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double spaced). It is up to you whether to submit published or unpublished piece(s). Excerpts of longer pieces are okay. If your submission exceeds 5 pages and/or does not meet the formatting guidelines, your application will not be able to be considered.

11/15/14 Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry Prizes: $1,000, (3x)$100, and publication Fee: $12
enter online   Judge: Jeffrey Ethan Lee
Notify: early April
Poems: Previously unpublished works of poetry (up to 5 pages). Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, but we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Poets currently residing in the United States are eligible. Submissions will only be accepted via the website. $12 reading fee for each submission. All entrants receive a one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.

11/15/14 The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry Prizes: $500 and publication Fee: $15 to Harpur Palate 
Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
Harpur Palate
Dept. of English
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Poems: Previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate. All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles. Entrant's name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Prefers online entry on website.

11/15/14 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award Prizes: $1,000 and publication  Fee: $3 to Measure Press
Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award
Creative Writing Department
University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722
    Judge: R.S. Gwynn
Sonnets: Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter up to twelve sonnets. Sonnet sequences are acceptable, but each sonnet will be considered individually. Entry fee: $3 per sonnet. Author's name, address, and phone number should be typed on the BACK of each entry. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in Measure: An Annual Review of Formal Poetry. Enclose a SASE to be notified of the contest results. Entries cannot be returned.

11/15/14 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000, royalty contract, 25 copies Fee: $25 to Nightboat Books
Nightboat Books
c/o Kazim Ali
Creative Writing Program
153 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 Judge: Editors
Notify: April 1
Book manuscript: Any poet writing in English is eligible who: 1. does not have a close personal or professional relationship to the judge; 2. is not a current or recent (within the past two years) student of the judge; and 3. is not affiliated with Nightboat Books. Previous book publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible. 48 to 70 pages (suggested length), single-spaced, paginated, no more than one poem per page, one side of the page only. The manuscript must be typed (clear photocopies are acceptable) and bound only by a spring clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and email; one with book title only), table of contents, and acknowledgments page. The author's name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the first title page. Enclose a standard business-size SASE for winner notification. We will not return manuscripts. Please do not send your only copy. Send a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt (optional). Nightboat Books cannot answer questions regarding submissions during the reading period. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE. International submissions only may be sent via FedEx, DHL, or UPS. (Please remember to include your email address and entry fee payable in US dollars.) The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period. A $25 entry fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Nightboat Books must accompany all submissions. In the event that the judge does not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants. Entrants to this year’s competition may receive a complimentary copy of the winning book. Please enclose a 9x12 self-addressed, stamped envelope with $3.00 in postage if you would like to receive the book. Winning collection to be published Spring. Fed Ex, UPS, or other overnight mail services are not necessary. Online entry at website.

1/15/15 The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards Prizes: $250, $150, $150, (≤10x)$75, $36 to finalists, and publication Fee: none
Poetica Magazine/ADRAward
P.O. Box 11014
Norfolk, VA 23517

Judges: several
Notify: April
Poems: Subject: Jewish Experience (irrespective of author's ethnicity or religious affiliation) No Entry fee Supported by a grant from the Rosenberg Family Awards: Submit 1-2 one-page poems , single/double spacing. Submit in quadruplicate hard copy or online at website. Contact information should appear on the cover page only. Also, in the cover page, please list the title poem/s. Please do not submit previously published poems. All entries will be recycled—not returned. *No special delivery/signature. Notification by email.

11/15/14 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Book Competition Prizes: $2,000 and publication Fee: $25 to Pleiades Press
Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
Pleiades Press
Department of English, Martin 336
Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO 64093
  Judge: Adrian Matejka
Book manuscript: Open to all American writers, regardless of previous publication. Submit one copy of a complete poetry book manuscript of at least 48 pages. Enclose two cover sheets with each manuscript. On one cover sheet, provide the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript. Poems previously published in journals or anthologies are acceptable; enclose an acknowledgements page. Send an SASE with each entry. Online entry at website.

November 18 Deadlines
11/18/14 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award Prizes: $4,000 (x2) and publication Fee: $28
enter online     Judge: Cyrus Cassells
Book manuscript: All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by U. S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible (individual poems may have been previously published). Two volumes of poems will be selected. The winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, both winners will be awarded a $2,500 prize and $1,500 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 are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 100 pages of original poetry (12 pt. type preferred). No more than one poem should appear on a page. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Crab Orchard Review. Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file. YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR NOWHERE IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication.

November 17 Deadlines
11/17/14 New Millennium Writing Awards Prizes: $1,000 and publication  Fee: $20

enter online

3 poems: No restrictions as to style, content, number of submissions, or nationality. Enter as often as you like. Send between now and November 17, Midnight, all U.S. time zones. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or if previously published online only. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words). Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All poetry Honorable Mentions will be published. Save cover sheet or letter with the submission you'll be uploading and send as one file. Should you forget to include such covers, however, it's OK, as contact information is automatically forwarded to us when you pay online. Payment is $20 per submission in order to cover our many expenses and reserve your book. Each entry must be in a separate file (up to 3 poems in one file).

November 21 Deadlines
11/21/14 C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to Poetry International

C.P. Cavafy Award
Poetry International

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6020

  Judge: Editors
5 poems: The prize is for the best original poem, and the winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Poetry International. In addition, three finalists will be published in that same issue and five honorable mentions will be designated and considered for publication. Only previously unpublished work will be considered for the contest. Please include your name, phone number, and email on the cover sheet of your submission only, as well as an SASE and a check for $15. That reading fee will cover up to five poems; include additional poems for $3 each.

November 30 Deadlines
11/30/14 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition Prizes: $1,000 and 30 copies Fee: $25 to Bright Hill Press
Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition
94 Church St
Treadwell, NY 13846 Judge: TBA
Book manuscript: Send 48-64 pages, plus bio, table of contents, acknowledgments page, and title page. Manuscript must be paginated and secured by bulldog or spring clip; no bound manuscripts or manuscripts in book form. Include 2 title pages: one with title only; one with title, author's name, address, and telephone. Poems may be published in journals or anthologies; attach acknowledgments page to title page with author's name, address, telephone, and e-mail. Manuscripts will not be returned; include SASE for results only. More than one manuscript may be submitted but each requires a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but Bright Hill Press must be notified if the manuscript is taken elsewhere. Enter online at website.

11/30/14 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to Quarter After Eight
Quarter After Eight
Ohio University
360 Ellis Hall
Athens, OH 45701
  Judges: Dinty Moore
Notify: Spring
Prose poems: Submit your prose-poem, short-short fiction, essay-in-brief, etc. of 500 words of fewer. Include a title page with your name, address, phone number, and the title of your submission(s). The reading fee is $15 for three pieces and includes a one-year subscription to the journal. Enter online at site.

11/30/14 Hackney Literary Awards Prizes: $600, $400, and $250 Fee: $15 to Hackney Literary Awards
enter online Judges:
Poems: Poetry not to exceed 50 lines per entry. More than one poem may be submitted, but all poems together must not exceed 50 lines per entry. Only original, unpublished poems may be entered. Each entry should be one file (PDF, DOC, DOCX, or TXT) and include cover sheet information:  title, author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and category entered (short story, novel, or poetry). WordPerfect or other applications will be disqualified. Please name your file with the title of the work, your name, or other unique file name. Entries titled “Draft,” “Hackney Submission,” or the like may not be identified as your work.

11/30/14 Jan-ai Scholarship Prizes: conference tuition and lodging Fee: $5
apply online
Notify: December 20
Poems: Be a first-time Getaway participant who is 18 - 30 as of January 16, 2015. (If you are 31 or over, see our other scholarship option.) Select your first and second choice workshops. See for choices. Prepare a brief bio, a paragraph describing your financial need and a brief personal statement telling us why you would like to attend the Getaway, each 150 words or less. Format a single document with 5 pages of poetry (one poem per page, single spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double spaced). It is up to you whether to submit published or unpublished piece(s). Excerpts of longer pieces are okay. If your submission exceeds 5 pages and/or does not meet the formatting guidelines, your application will not be able to be considered.

11/30/14 The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Prizes: €1,000, residency and trip to Ireland, €500, €250, (10)€30 and publication Fee: €5 per poem
enter online   Judge: Matthew Sweeney
Notify: late January
Poems: original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or less. The poem can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, translated work is not in the scope of this competition.

11/30/14 The Ottoline Prize Prizes: $5,000 and publication Fee: $28
online only Judges: TBA
Book manuscript:For a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English. Manuscripts will remain anonymous until a winner is selected. Poet must be a woman. Fee entitles entrant to a one year subscription to Fence. Multiple submissions are acceptable, entered under separate cover, with entry form and entry fee. Let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher. No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication. Translations ineligible. Requirements: between 48 and 80 pages, paginated; two cover pages: one with title of manuscript only; entry form will be used for identification. No other cover letter necessary. Acknowledgements page optional.

11/30/14 The New Issues Poetry Prize Prizes: $2,000 and publication Fee: $20 to New Issues Poetry & Prose
New Issues Poetry Prize
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331
  Judge: TBA
Notify: April
Book manuscript: Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously published a full-length collection (48+ pages) of poems in an edition of 500 or more copies. Submit a manuscript at least 48 pages in length, typed on one side, single-spaced preferred. Photocopies are acceptable. Please do not bind manuscript. A manila folder or metal clasp will do. Include a brief bio and relevant publication information, cover page with name, address, phone number, and title of the manuscript. Reading fee must accompany each manuscript. Checks should be made payable to New Issues Poetry & Prose. 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. Manuscripts in addition to the winner will be considered for publication in the series. New Issues does not consider manuscripts outside the context of its competitions.

11/30/14 The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,500, royalties, and publication Fee: $25 to BOA Editions 
Poulin Prize
BOA Editions, Ltd.
PO Box 30971
Rochester, NY 14603
  Judge: Mary Szybist
Notify: March
Book manuscript: For a poet's first book. Entrants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Poets, who are at least 18 years of age, who have yet to publish a full-length-book collection of poetry. Translations are not eligible. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks of 32 pages or less, or self-published books of 46 pages or less, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest. Send one copy of the manuscript, our entry form, and the $25 entry fee, to BOA Editions, Ltd., between August 1, and November 30. Make check or money orders payable to BOA Editions. Do not pay by credit card. Minimum of 48 pages, maximum of 100 pages of poetry. At least 11 pt. font. Name, address and telephone number must appear on the title or cover page of the manuscript. Do not send artwork or photographs. Typed or word-processed on standard white paper, on one side of the page only. Paginated consecutively with a table of contents. Bound with a spring clip (no paperclips, please). Attach publications acknowledgments if any. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript. Do not send by FedEx or UPS. Electronic and fax submissions will not be accepted. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted. Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify BOA Editions immediately if a manuscript is accepted by another publisher. Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication. Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript. Manuscripts mailed from foreign countries risk not being received before final selections have been made. Send manuscript in a plain or padded envelope. Please, no boxes. For notification of competition results, include a business-size SASE. Keep a copy of your manuscript, as manuscripts will not be returned. We advise that you send your manuscript by first class or priority mail. Honorarium will be awarded within two weeks of the announcement. Winning manuscript will be published in the A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. The winner will retain full copyright of his or her work and will be offered a standard book contract which will include royalty rate. All manuscripts will be recycled after the winner is announced. BOA Editions assumes no responsibility for loss of manuscripts.

11/30/12 The White Pine Press Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to White Pine Press
White Pine Press Poetry Prize
PO Box 236
Buffalo, NY 14201
716-627-4665 Judge: TBA
Book manuscript: The award is $1,000 and publication. The competition is open to U.S. citizens. Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible. Manuscripts must be typed and should include a table of contents. The author’s name, address, email address, and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet only. Manuscripts will be recycled at the end of the competition. Please include a #10 SASE with your submission to be notified of the results. Manuscripts must include a $20 entry, reading, and processing fee. Checks should be made out to White Pine Press. Enclose an SASP for notification that the manuscript has been received, if so desired. If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to:

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
5783 Pinehurst Court
Lake View, NY 14085

Manuscripts are screened by the editorial staff, and a poet of national reputation makes the final selection. The name of the final judge is not revealed until the end of the competition. We alternate between a male and a female poet each year as final judge. Due to the large number of entries received, manuscripts cannot be returned.