Saturday, June 27, 2015

Poetry Competition: Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry

The ERNEST SANDEEN prize in poetry is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at University of Notre Dame in conjunction with The University of Notre Dame Press.


--The Sandeen Prize in Poetry is awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of poetry (except authors who are graduates of the University of Notre Dame.)
--Please include a photocopy of the copyright and the title page of your previous volume. Vanity press publications do not fulfill this requirement.
--The Sandeen Prize is open to any author, with the exception of graduates of the University of Notre Dame, who has published at least one collection of poetry, we will pay special attention to second volumes. Please include a vita and/or a biographical statement which includes your publishing history. We will be glad to see a selection of reviews of the earlier collection.
--Please submit two copies of your manuscript and inform us if the manuscript is available electronically. Mail manuscripts to:

 The Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry
356 O’Shaughnessy Hall Dept of English, 
University of Notre Dame, 
Notre Dame, IN, 46556

Include an SASE for acknowledgment of receipt of your submission. If you would like your manuscript returned, please send an SASE. Manuscripts will not otherwise be returned.  

A $15 administrative fee should accompany submissions. Make checks payable to University of Notre Dame. Every contestant will receive a one-year free subscription to the Notre Dame Review.

The volume of the Sandeen Prizes will be published in trade paperback format. The author will be offered a standard contract with the University of Notre Dame Press. There will be a $1,000 prize, a $500 award and a $500 advance against royalties from the Notre Dame Press.

The next Ernest Sandeen prize period is May 1 - Sept. 1, 2015.  

Selection of the winner is expected during the spring following the submission period. The Sandeen Prize is awarded biannually, but judged quadrennially.

We intend to invite the winner to Notre Dame at the time of publication for a prize presentation and reading.

If you have any further questions, please write to:

Director of Creative Writing, 
Sandeen Prize, 
Department of English, 
University of Notre Dame, 
Notre Dame, IN, 46556-5639

Or email:

creativewritingATndDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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