Nightboat Poetry Prize Deadline October 31st

Nightboat Poetry Prize Deadline October 31st

Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize.

The winning poet receives $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book.
Finalists are considered for future publication.


Please carefully follow the submission instructions. They can be found here.

DEADLINE: Postmark date between September 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012.


Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator. His books include several volumes of poetry, including The Far Mosque (Alice James Books, 2005), The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, 2008), and the cross-genre text Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press, 2009). He has also published a translation of Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri (Omnidawn Press, 2011). His novels include Quinn's Passage (blazeVox books), named one of "The Best Books of 2005" by Chronogram magazine and The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009), and his books of essays include Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence (University of Michigan Press, 2010) and Fasting for Ramadan (Tupelo Press, 2011). In addition to co-editing On the Poetry of Jean Valentine (University of Michigan Press, 2012), he is a contributing editor for AWP Writers Chronicle and associate editor of the literary magazine FIELD and founding editor of Nightboat Books. He is an associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College and also teaches in the Masters of Fine Arts program of the University of Southern Maine.