2015 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE

The submission period for the 2015 New American Poetry Prize is Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015.

The winning manuscript will be published, and its author awarded $1,000 and 25 copies.

Final judge this year is Maggie Smith, author of three prize-winning collections of poems, Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press), Nesting Dolls (Pudding House), and The List of Dangers (Kent State University Press). She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Academy of American Poets, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Smith's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, and many other journals. Learn more at www.maggiesmithpoet.com.

To submit, please access our convenient online submission manager, which saves paper and helps keep things organized: Submittable. (The page becomes live on September 1.)

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information will be included in your Submittable file.

 

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

Further questions can be directed to David Bowen.

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