Monday 23 June 2014

ABZ FIRST BOOK POETRY CONTEST - Deadline 30th June 2014

We will be looking in 2014 for original poetry manuscripts between 48-76 pages.

ABZ will publish the winning manuscript and award the author one thousand dollars and fifty copies of the winning book.

The winning manuscript in 2014 will be chosen by Gregory Orr.

Each manuscript must be bound only with a binder clip and sent in an envelope or package with a May or June 2014 postmark with a reading fee of $30.00 in US Dollars as a check or money order payable to ABZ PRESS. The deadline is June 30 2014. Include a table of contents, acknowledgements, and two title pages. One title page should have only the title. The second title page should have the author’s name, address, phone number with area code, and e-mail address. Please indicate any poetry books or chapbooks (with fewer than 48 pages) you may have published. Simultaneous submissions are OK with us. Let us know if you win another prize.

Manuscripts will not be returned. Please keep a copy of your manuscript.

To receive notice of manuscript arrival, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

To receive notice of contest results, you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Do not expect to receive the notice in 2014 unless you include such an envelope.

The reading fee entitles the entrant to one copy of the winning book. Copies of the book will be sent in Summer 2015 when the book is published.

Send manuscript between May 1 and June 30, 2014 to:

ABZ Poetry Prize
ABZ Press
PO Box 2746
Huntington WV 25727-2746.

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