Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc.
STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
$1000 + Publication + 50 Books
for previous Stevens winners, open to all poets writing in English
work by a single author
title page (title only), table of contents, and 48 to 70 pages of
poetry, counting any section title pages but not counting front
include previously published poems. The winner will be required to
provide an acknowledgment page if the manuscript includes previously
anywhere in manuscript
numbered, one poem, one column per page. Poems may be continued on a
second page, but do not put two poems on the same page
space your manuscript. Use 12-point type in a conventional font such
as Times New Roman. If you write in long lines or complex formats,
be aware that the winning book will be published in a 6" x 9" format.
Simultaneous and multiple
submissions permitted. Notify us immediately if your manuscript is
will be accepted from SEPTEMBER
1 through midnight PT, OCTOBER 1, 2015.
system will be accessible only during this time, and hard-copy
submissions must be postmarked
during this period. No early or late submissions.
FEE & PAYMENTS
submission fee is $20
for NFSPS members, $25 for nonmembers. Members of state poetry
societies affiliated with NFSPS are members.
online submissions, pay at Submittable.com with a credit card or
mailed paper submissions, place your check on top of the manuscript.
strongly encourage using the NFSPS link at Submittable, an online
submissions manager, at nfsps.submittable.com/submit.
Using Submittable saves you and us time and money.
submit the manuscript in a single
document file from your computer into the designated area.
you have an acknowledgements page, it will be submitted separately.
will be notified that your manuscript has been received.
Submittable account is free, simple to set up, and instantly usable.
you currently have a Submittable account, you may use it to enter
the competition. If you do not have an account, use the online
sign-up. An increasing number of journals and other literary venues
accept submission only through Submittable.
you are unable to make an online submission, mail your manuscript.
must be typewritten or computer generated.
manuscript in a plain file folder and/or held by a manuscript clip;
NO staples or binding.
the top of your manuscript, place a page with the title and your
name, address, phone number, and email address, plus the name of the
state poetry society where you are a member (if applicable). You
will not be eligible for the reduced fee without society membership
NOT send by certified or registered mail. Do NOT send disks.
will NOT be returned. Entrants who enclose a business-size,
self-addressed, stamped envelope, or provide an email address, will
be notified of the results in January 2016.
winner will automatically be notified.
submissions to: Wilda
Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
O. Box 1669
manuscripts will be reviewed for compliance with guidelines and
overall quality by the competition chair. Approximately 100
manuscripts will be sent, without identification or acknowledgments,
to an independent judge, who will remain anonymous until the results
winning manuscript will be published by the NFSPS Press, and the book
will be available for sale at the NFSPS annual convention and
elsewhere in June 2016.
may address questions to the contest chair at the above address, or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Maggie Anderson, Glenna Holloway, John Witte.