Friday, July 29, 2011

Poetry Competition: Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2011 Poetry Award

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press

The prize for our 2011 poetry chapbook contest is:

$10,000 and publication of the winning manuscript

Unprecedented in the history of chapbook competitions, our cash award for the winning manuscript in 2011 is $10,000. In 2012, our cash prize will revert to $1,000. If we are ever able to scrape together another $10,000, our plan is to offer that amount as a prize once again. : )

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2011 Poetry Award for a chapbook-length manuscript

May 1 - August 31, 2011 (postmark date)

The award is $10,000 and publication by Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press.

Please submit:

10 - 20 pages of original poetry not already published, or committed to be published, as a collection by a single author

English only, no translations

no more than one poem per page (however, a single poem may be longer than one page), typed in 12 pt. plain font

no artwork

include a table of contents

please number pages

one title page with poet's name, address, telephone number, email, and title of
manuscript and a second title page with title only

biographical page (ONLY because we are interested in you as a person)

acknowledgements page

$20 entry fee, checks made payable to Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press and drawn on a U.S. bank - if you live outside the United States, please send the entry fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order

absolutely no paper clips, spring clips, staples, plastic covers, or folders -we would rather not have to bother with these things, so don't waste yoursupplies

Do not include a SASE - winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2011.

Manuscripts will be recycled.

Send by regular, first-class mail only:

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
Poetry Award
2155 Elk Creek Rd.
Stuart, Virginia 24171

***Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, but each must be accompanied by a check or money order for the $20 reading fee.

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