The New Measure Poetry Prize--deadline Dec 1

Parlor Press’s poetry series, Free Verse Editions, is pleased to announce The New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Cole Swensen will select the winning manuscript. Submissions for the prize must be postmarked in April or May of 2009. The non-refundable entry fee is $25.00; checks and money orders should be made out to “Parlor Press.” Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions will announce the winning manuscript no later than December 1, 2009.


Other manuscripts not selected for the New Measure Poetry Prize may still be eligible for publication by Free Verse Editions. Friends and former students of the judge are not eligible for the prize, but may submit for publication to Free Verse Editions (please indicate whether the submission is for the prize or for publication only). Each manuscript should be word processed, paginated, and contain a list of acknowledgments for published or forthcoming poems. The title page should include the name of the author, a postal address, telephone number and email address. Send submissions with SASE to:

The New Measure Poetry Prize
c/o Jon Thompson
Department of English
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

All manuscripts not selected for publication will be recycled. No feedback on submitted manuscripts can be offered.

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