NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE POETRY SOCIETIES, INC
2012 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
awarding $1000 + publication + 50 books
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
· 48-70 page poetry manuscript by a single author
· Typewritten or computer printed, NO illustrations
· No author identification anywhere in manuscript
· Pages numbered, no more than one poem per page
· May include previously published poems (acknowledgments on separate sheet)
· Simultaneous and multiple submissions permitted
· Enclosed in a plain file folder and/or held by a manuscript clip, NO staples or binding
· No certified or registered mail; no disks or flash drives
Include two title pages, one with no author ID, the other with name, address, phone number, email address, and, if applicable, state poetry society membership. Include a table of contents.
Entrants who provide an email address or who enclose a business-size self-addressed, stamped envelope will be notified of the results in January 2013. Manuscripts will be recycled.
Notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
All manuscripts will be reviewed for compliance with guidelines and overall quality by the competition chair. Approximately 100 will be sent, without identification or acknowledgments, to an independent judge, who will remain anonymous until the results are announced.
The winning manuscript will be published by the NFSPS Press, and the book will be available for sale at the NFSPS annual convention, on the web, and elsewhere in June 2013.
Address for Submissions:
Amy Jo Zook, Chair
Submission Period: August 1-October 15, 2012 (postmark deadline)
Entry Fee: $20 for NFSPS members, $25 for nonmembers
(Members of state poetry societies affiliated with NFSPS are members.)
Past Judges: David Baker, Michael Dennis Browne, Michael Bugeja, Anne Marx, Sue Brannan Walker, Kenneth Brewer, David Sutherland, Donna Salli, Bruce Eastman, Ruth Berman, Peter Meinke, Lawson Inada, Patricia Fargnoli, Jeff Gundy, Carolyne Wright, Ralph Burns, Lola Haskins, Jessica Garratt
Recent Winner: Copies of the current winning volume of the Stevens Competition series, Jennifer Habel's Good Reason, are available through the NFSPS website.