Please submit no more than three unpublished poems, no more than five pages in length. No personal information should appear on the poems. The cover sheet should include: poem titles with line counts, author’s contact information and a brief bio. Entries must include a $10.00 reading fee payable via our Paypal donation page. All entries must be submitted or postmarked April 1st- June 15th, 2014. The selected winner will receive $250.00 and publication on our website along with honorable mentions. This year’s final judge will be Nikki Giovanni. Please send electronic submissions via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Lucille Clifton Prize. Please send postal entries to: Backbone Press, Inc. PO Box 51483, Durham, NC 27717-1483. Postal entries will not be returned.
2013 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize Winners