2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Deadline: August 31, 2013
Final Judge: Mark Doty
The winner of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Award will be announced in 2014.
Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999),
this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of
poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition
which is open to all poets. This year's final judge will be Mark Doty.
Award is $3000 and publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen
Press. Entry fee is $25.00. Name on cover sheet only, 48 page minimum.
Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31.
Eligibility: The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press,
or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional
relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part
whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason,
selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of
Procedures and Ethical Considerations
To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest
evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any
Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed
from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.
Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.
Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our
awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript
where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript
score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be
Please submit materials to:
Attn: Benjamin Saltman Award
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114
Red Hen Press will only accept submissions that have been mailed to the above address; please no email attachments or faxes.