Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry
Reading Period: February 1 – May 31, 2014
No manuscripts postmarked after May 31th, 2014 will be considered.
Reading fee: $20.00
Notification in June for Spring 2015 publication by Briery Creek Press.
Winner receives 50 books, a reading, and $1000.00.
All entries receive a copy of the winning book.
Send between 48 and 60 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12-point font, Arial, Courier, or Times. Do not include Table of Contents in page count. Entries will be judged blind, so include cover letter with manuscript title, poet’s name, and all contact information. Cover sheet on manuscript should include TITLE ONLY. Do NOT include Dedication, Acknowledgments or Credits page. Poet’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript. Number all manuscript pages. Entries should include a #10 SASE for winner notification. Send disposable manuscripts only; no manuscripts will be returned.
No restriction on content or style; we’re simply looking for excellent poetry.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable for the contest, although we ask that poets please contact us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Reading fees are not returned upon such withdrawal. Current students and employees of Longwood University and authors published by The Dos Passos Review as well as any individual with a personal relationship (e.g. former students) with the judge are not eligible for this competition.
Make checks payable to:
DPR/BRIERY CREEK, Department of English, Longwood University
Department of English
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
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