We will consider only original collections of poems written in English. (You may include individual poems that have appeared elsewhere.) Students, colleagues, and close friends of D. A. Powell (the 2013 judge), and current students and employees of Georgetown College are not eligible.
One winning manuscript will be awarded a $1000 prize, publication of the book, and 20 author’s copies.
The guidelines for paper submissions are below. For electronic submissions, please visit our online submission manager.
Paper Submission Guidelines:
Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced, and between 48 and 80
pages long. No more than one poem should appear on a page. A clean and
legible manuscript is recommended. Do not send your only copy of the
manuscript since manuscripts are not returned. We assume no
responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. All submissions must be
accompanied by a $20 entry fee. Please make your check out to
Submit two title pages for the collection. The author’s name, address,
daytime phone number, and email address should appear on the first title
page only, along with an acknowledgment listing poems published
elsewhere. The author’s name should appear nowhere else in the
manuscript. The second title page should only include the title of the
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2013. (USPS Priority Mail is preferred.)
Please address entries to:
Georgetown Review Poetry Manuscript Contest
PO Box 227
Georgetown KY 40324
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest
results. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the
series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted