Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for Poets over 40


Application and Guidelines

Sponsored by
The Creative Writing Program
at Binghamton University—State University of New York

$1,000 Award for a book of poems,

48 pages or more in length,
selected by our judges as the strongest collection of poems
by a poet over the age of 40 published in 2008.

Contest Rules:

Minimum press run: 500 copies.

Each book submitted must be accompanied by an application form.

Publisher may submit more than one book for prize consideration.

Three copies of each book should be sent to:

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director
Creative Writing Program
Binghamton University
Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric
Library North Room 1149
Vestal Parkway East
P.O.Box 6000
Binghamton, NY13902-6000

Books entered in the competition will be donated to the contemporary literature collection at the Binghamton University Library and to the Broome County Library.

Books must be received in the English Department by March 1, 2009 to be considered for the prize.

Books cannot be returned.

For a list of winners, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope labeled:

“Binghamton University Poetry Book Award.”

Winners will be announced in Poets & Writers.

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