03 August 2010

Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book by a Woman

Post date: 03 August 2010
Deadline: 15 November 2010
Geographical coverage: USA
Reading Fee: $25
Accepts (genre): poetry manuscripts
Prize/Payment: $1,000 and publication
Contact: susan@perugiapress.com

Manuscript Requirements

* Send between 48 and 72 pages, on white, 8.5 x 11-inch paper, with legible typeface, pagination, and fastened with a removable clip. No more than one poem per page.
* Include two cover pages: one with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and one with just title of manuscript. Cover letter and bio not required.
* Include contents and publications acknowledgments pages.


* Poet must be a living US resident.
* Poet must have no more than one previously published book of poems. Chapbooks and books in other genres do not count. If the submission is for a second book, please indicate on acknowledgments page the title of your first book.
* Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible, nor are revisions; the winning manuscript may undergo revisions before publication.
* Poets who have had manuscripts reviewed by Perugia Press Editor Susan Kan are not eligible to enter.


* An entry fee of $25 must accompany each submission, made payable to Perugia Press. You may submit more than one manuscript; each is considered a separate submission and must include a separate entry fee.
* Individual poems may have been published previously in magazines, journals, chapbooks of fewer than 48 pages, or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
* Simultaneous submissions permitted. Notify Perugia Press if accepted elsewhere.

Judging Process

* To be certain that manuscripts receive the fairest consideration, all manuscripts are submitted to the judging panel anonymously.
* Identifying material, acknowledgment pages, and bios are removed and filed for reference at the conclusion of the competition.
* All readers are trusted and respected by Perugia Press.


* Winner is announced via e-mail or enclose SASE. Notification will be by April 1.
* Do not enclose SASE for return of manuscript; all manuscripts will be recycled at the conclusion of the competition. Please do not send your only copy.


* Entry must be postmarked between August 1 and November 15.
* Early submissions strongly encouraged.

Mail Manuscript and Entry Fee to: (No FedEx or UPS)

Perugia Press Prize, P.O. Box 60364, Florence, MA 01062

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