Black Lawrence Press Contest--deadline May 30


Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished
collection of poems or short stories. The winner of this contest will receive
book publication, a $1,000 cash award, ten copies of the book, and an interview in
The Adirondack Review. Prizes awarded on publication.

To enter, submit complete manuscript of poems or short stories using the
guidelines below, along with a $25.00 entry fee. IMPORTANT: Checks should be
made payable to Dzanc Books (not Black Lawrence Press). Money orders made out to

Dzanc Books are also acceptable.


Please make sure that your submission packet includes the following:

PLEASE CLIP TOGETHER THE FOLLOWING: cover letter with brief bio and contact
information including e-mail; acknowledgments page for publications in which
the poems/stories first appeared (if applicable); a contest entry fee of $25.00
(IMPORTANT: please make out check to Dzanc Books [not Black Lawrence Press]).
Include two cover pages, the first as described above, and the second with title
of the manuscript only. All entries will be judged anonymously. Black Lawrence
Press does not use interns to screen entries. All entries are judged by the editors.

No electronic submissions, please. No exceptions. Please include a table of
contents page and make sure that each page of your manuscript is numbered. Make checks payable to Black Lawrence Press. Please do not include a manuscript-sized SASE; all manuscripts will be recycled. Include a valid e-mail address so that we may
contact you when finalists are announced. Because of the high volume of entries
received, all finalists and semi-finalists will be announced on the Black Lawrence Press website. Please do not send a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope). All
finalists will be announced on or before May 31 of each year. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

All finalists will be considered for standard publication. In addition to each
year's winner, Black Lawrence Press offers standard publication to one or more other
finalists. Finalists will receive one copy of the winning book each.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but you must notify Black Lawrence
Press immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere for publication.

Send manuscript materials and contest entry fee to:

The Hudson Prize
8405 Bay Parkway, C8
Brooklyn, NY 11214

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