“Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest - The Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes
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The contest is open to poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection. Poets who have published chapbooks of less than 42 pages or in editions of less than 500 are still eligible to apply. Poets who have a book contract at the time of submission or who are subsequently awarded a book contract are not eligible for the contest if their book is scheduled for publication before fall 2013.
Submissions consist of a typed ten-page manuscript, with only one poem per page. Individual poems that have been or will be published in periodicals or anthologies may be submitted; however, at least two of the submitted poems must be unpublished and one page in length. Do not submit photocopied pages of the periodical or book in which the poem(s) originally appeared.
NO personal identification should appear on any of the poems; no copyright attributions for previously published poems should appear on the poems.
All poems must be original and in English. Translations are not eligible. No contestant may submit more than one entry, and manuscripts by more than one author will not be accepted. No corrections can be accepted after receipt of the submission.
Entries must be received by 5 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013. An entry fee of $12 must accompany the submission.
Contest entries and fees may be submitted online or mailed to:
“Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest 2013
Unterberg Poetry Center
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Mailed submissions should consist of a ten-page manuscript and a check or money order payable to 92nd Street Y. Enclose ONE cover letter including your name, address, email and day and evening telephone numbers, as well as a list of the submitted poems in the order in which they appear, with copyright attributions for published poems. Do not attach this cover letter to the manuscripts. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard and allow several weeks for its return. Due to the large number of submissions received, manuscripts cannot be returned.
Writers submitting electronically should enter their contact information, as well as a list of submitted poems, in the COVER LETTER field, not as part of the attachment.
Winners will be contacted by telephone in March 2013; all contest entrants will be emailed the names of the winners shortly thereafter. All contestants will receive a copy of the May 2013 issue of Boston Review. No queries can be taken regarding the status of your entry or the names of winners.