BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE
$2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET
Submission Deadline: Â March 16, 2009
CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: Linda Gregerson
Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Â Magnetic North Â (2007), Â Waterborne Â (2002), Â The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep Â (1996), and Â Fire in the Conservatory Â (1982). She teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan. Linda has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, and the Modern Poetry Association, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Â Â Magnetic North Â was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Â Waterborne. Â Â She is also the author of two volumes of literary criticism and her essays on lyric poetry and Renaissance literature appear in many journals and anthologies.
Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,000 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.
–Submit a manuscript of 60-90 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but Â may Â contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Â Entries Â may Â consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.
–Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
–Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a
–Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgements page.
–Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
–Manuscript cannot be returned.
–Postmark deadline: Â March 16, 2009.
–Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.
–Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.
CONTEST MAILING ADDRESS:
Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box Â 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
M. Bartley Seigel / November 12th, 2008 / Young Bright Things ]