In 2011, The Word Works will award a living American or Canadian poet $1,500 and book publication for a volume of original poetry in English. To enter:
* Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages.
o Include a separate cover letter with manuscript title, author's name, and all pertinent contact information. Author‚Äôs name should not appear anywhere in manuscript.
o With the cover letter, include an acknowledgments page and a one paragraph bio. Attach acknowledgments and bio to title page with a staple. For electronic submission, you may forego acknowledgments, but you will have the option to use the comment field to include your bio. You may send your file as .pdf, .doc, or .rtf.
o Repeat the title of the manuscript on the table of contents page.
o Use a standard font type, such as Times New Roman or Ariel. Font size 10-12 point type.
o For paper submissions, use only a binder clip to fasten the manuscript. Please do not use staples or folders. No manuscripts will be returned.
o Kindly indicate the information source where you learned about the Washington Prize. For example, AWP newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine, the Word Works web site.
* Enclose entry fee: $25 US drawn on a US bank only, payable to The WORD WORKS. Our submission manager allows credit card payment through Paypal or their standard Paypal crediting.
* Optional for paper submissions, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for contest results. Early in 2012, all entrants to the 2011 Washington Prize will receive the winning publication.
* Between January 15 and midnight March 1, 2011, inclusive, submit electronically or mail manuscript by first class postage, entry fee, and business-sized SASE to:
o Nancy White, Administrator
o WORD WORKS Washington Prize
o Dearlove Hall
o Adirondack Community College
o 640 Bay Road
o Queensbury, NY 12804
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Exercise this option now.
The winner will be selected by August 2011. Book publication is planned for January 2012.
Direct questions to Nancy White, Washington Prize Administrator, electronically or by regular mail to The Word Works, PO Box 42164, Washington, DC 20015. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with all regular mail inquiries. Many questions are answered in WINNERS: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WASHINGTON PRIZE or in our online FAQs.http://www.wordworksbooks.org/http://www.wordworksbooks.org/washington_prize.html
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site