2018 Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize Guidelines

Keep on travelin’ that muddy road to freedom / Follow that drinking gourd. — Traditional

 

7th Annual Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize

Application & Guidelines:

Award                                                                                                                            

Winner receives $350 prize money, publication by Northwestern University Press in Fall 2018, 15 copies of the book, and a featured reading at The Poetry Foundation.

Judging                                                                                                                                  

Judging will be conducted by a panel of senior minority poets and scholars assembled by the Northwestern University Poetry and Poetics Colloquium.

Eligibility

Poets of color who have not previously published a book-length volume of poetry. Simultaneous submissions to other contests should be noted. Immediate notification upon winning another award is required. Winner must be available for a reading in Chicago in January of 2019.

Deadline

Reading period begins January 15, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted by December 31, 2017. The winner will be announced on March 15, 2018.

Submission

  • Complete submission form [see below] to be included with manuscript packet.
  • Email a PDF of one manuscript with a submission form attached separately. One manuscript per poet.
  • Author’s name should appear on the first page of the manuscript.
  • Manuscript must be typed single-sided with a minimum font size of 11 and 25-35 pages in length.
  • Manuscript must include a table of contents and list of acknowledgments of previously published poems.
  • Do not include illustrations or images of any kind.
  • Manuscripts not adhering to submission guidelines will be discarded without notice to sender.
  • Post-submission revisions or corrections are not permitted.

Email to: poetrypoeticscolloquium@gmail.com

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