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A prize of $2,500 and publication by Kent State University Press is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winner also gives a reading at Kent State University with the judge, who this year is Jane Hirshfield. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $28 entry fee by May 1. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Wick Poetry Center, Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, 301 Satterfield Hall, P.O. Box 5190, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. (330) 672-2067. Jessica Jewell, Program Manager.