Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize - Six Days Left to Enter


Only Six Days Left to Enter!


2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
$2,500 for a First Book of Poems


This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. The winner and the competition's judge will give a reading together on the Kent State campus. The 2011 winner was Wet by Carolyn Creedon, chosen by Edward Hirsch; the 2012 winner will be chosen by Dorianne Laux.

Entry requirements:
  • The competition is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems (a volume of 50 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies).
  • There is a $25 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to the Wick Poetry Center.
  • Submissions must consist of 50 to 70 pages of poetry, typed on one side only, with no more than one poem included on a page. Only clean, legible copies are acceptable.
  • The poet's name is not to appear on the manuscript. Two title pages should be included. The first must include the poet's name, address, e-mail, telephone number, and the title of the manuscript; the second should list the title of the manuscript only. Entries are judged anonymously.
  • The manuscript may be submitted simultaneously to other publishers, but the poet must notify the Wick Poetry Center immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All manuscripts will be recycled after judging. For notice that the manuscript has been received, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. For notice of the winning selection, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The winner will be announced that summer.
  • Manuscripts must be postmarked between February 1, 2012, and May 1, 2012. No late entries will be read.

Submit Electronically or mail entries to:


Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
Wick Poetry Center
301 Satterfield Hall
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

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