Now Accepting Chapbook Submissions!
Our open reading period is May 31 to August 1. Please submit one chapbook manuscript via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not accepting postal submissions at this time. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment (formatted- .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf). No more than 18-24 pages in length. Please include a cover page with contact information and bio. A small reading fee of $5.00 should be submitted to: paypal.
Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, 2013
The Lucille Clifton annual poetry contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. When submitting think: humanness, struggle, adversity, resilience.
Submissions are now closed for the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize. Judge Announced: Jaki Shelton Green is the author of numerous poetry collections including Breath of the Song, (Carolina Wren Press, 2005.) Read her bio here. The winner will be announced on our website in July 12th.