2021 Poetry Prize Call for Entries
The winning poet(s) receives a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book.
NIGHTBOAT BOOKS POETRY PRIZE
November 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Lindsey Boldt, Gia Gonzales, Stephen Motika, and Caelan Ernest Nardone
ELIGIBILITY: Any poet writing in English. 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published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished.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.
FORMAT: 48 to 90 pages (suggested length, manuscripts may be longer or shorter), paginated, no more than one poem per page. Please include one title page with title only, tables of contents, and acknowledgments page.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee.
INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS: We accept International Submissions.
REVISIONS: The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.
ENTRY FEE: A $28 entry fee. In the event that the judges do not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
Winner(s) will be announced by April 2021. Winning collection(s) to be published Spring 2022.
SUBMIT HERE. (We’re no longer accepting hardcopy submissions to the Nightboat Poetry Prize.)
MORE INFO: Email questions/comments to info AT nightboat.org, but please do not send your manuscript to this email address.
Thanks and Good Luck! We look very forward to receiving your work.
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