Kore Press First Book Award for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 plus book publication by Kore Press is given for a book-length poetry manuscript.
2013 Judge: Nikky Finney
2011 National Book Award for poetry winner for Head Off & Split
This competition is open to any female writer who has not published a full-length collection of poetry. Writers who have had chapbooks of less than 42 pages printed in editions of no more than 400 copies are eligible.
How to Submit Your Manuscript
The contest is currently open for submissions. Please submit your manuscript and $20 reading fee on-line here. Submission deadline extended to August 31, 2012.
Comment box should include:
- daytime and evening telephone numbers
- where you heard about the contest
Manuscripts must be:
• a minimum of 48 pages and a maximum of 80 pages. no cover letter needed.
• anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript)
• original poetry written by applicant (translations are not eligible)
Jess Ptak is a Master of Arts candidate in English Literature at Mercy College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Jess lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, where she enjoys crafting handmade stationery and spending time with her husband and daughter.