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BRIGHT HILL PRESS FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION (DEADLINE November 30, 2013)
The first place winner of Bright Hill's 19th Annual Full-Length Poetry Book Competition, chosen from finalists by a nationally-known poet, receives a publication contract with Bright Hill Press and $1000, publication in print format, and 30 copies of the printed book. We may also offer publication contracts to the top finalists. Announcement and publication in 2014 (winning book will be included in Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month promotion).
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (Electronic; see below for hard copy submissions)
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. NOTE: THERE IS A DROP-DOWN MENU. PLEASE SELECT FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION IN DROP-DOWN MENU, WHICH WILL AID YOU IN PAYING READING FEE. TO ACCESS BRIGHT HILL'S SUBMISSION MANAGER, CLICK HERE: http://www.brighthillpress.org/submissions/
Entry fee $25, payable through the online submission manager (you will need to establish an account with Bright Hill Press to use the Submission Manager)
Online deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2103; submit via the Bright Hill Press Submission Manager (you may enter beginning October 25)
Collection of original poetry, 48-64 pages, single spaced, one poem to a page (no name anywhere on ms.) with table of contents; manuscript must be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. type only.
No Illustrations; no cover suggestions
Bio and acknowledgments of poems in ms. that have been previously published should be included in Comments Box
title of your manuscript is entry/submission title
your ms. should be a Microsoft Word doc or rtf; or Acrobat PDF
simultaneous submissions ok provided we are notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (HARD COPY VIA USPS)
Entry fee $25, payable BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER
Postmark deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2013 (you may enter beginning October 25)
Collection of original poetry, 48-64 pages, single spaced, one poem to a page (no name anywhere on ms.) with table of contents and two title pages; one with author's name, one with no identification;manuscript must be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. type only.
No illustrations; no cover suggestions.
Bio and acknowledgments of poems in ms. that have been previously published should be included as separate document
Simultaneous submissions okay provided we are notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere.
If hard copy, bound by a single clip: no folders or notebooks, please mail no later than November 30 to: Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition: 94 Church St, Treadwell, NY 13846 - Results will be announced by e-mail.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: Ruth Moon Kempher (What I Can Tell You), in 2011, chosen by Philip Mosley; (Ryan J. Browne (Outside Come In), 2010, chosen by Neil Shepard; Margaret Young (Almond Town), 2009, chosen by Colette Inez; Red Hawk (Raven's Paradise), 2008, chosen by Rhina Espaillat; Lucyna Prostko (Infinite Beginnings), 2007, chosen by Joan Larkin; Liz Beasley (How the Brain Grew Back Its Own History), 2006, chosen by Jay Rogoff; Becky Gould Gibson (Need-Fire), 2005, chosen by Liz Rosenberg; Darcy Cummings (The Artist As Alice: From a Photographer's Life), 2004, chosen by Carolyyne Wright; Victoria Hallerman (The Aerialist), 2003, chosen by Martin Mitchell; Lisa Rhoades (Strange Gravity), 2002, chosen by Elaine Terranova; Barbara Hurd (The Singer's Temple), 2001, chosen by Richard Frost; Richard Deutch (Heart, with Piano Wire), 2000, chosen by Maurice Kenny; Claudia M. Reder (My Father & Miro & Other Poems), 1999, chosen by Colette Inez; Beth Copeland, 1998 (Traveling Through Glass), chosen by Karen Swenson; Judith Neeld (To Fit Your Heart Into the Body), 1997, chosen by Richard Foerster; Regina OMelveny (Blue Wolves), 1996, chosen by Michael Waters; Pam Bernard (My Own Hundred Doors), 1995, chosen by Carol Frost.
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