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A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The winning poet must participate in an awards ceremony and give a reading at the Poetry Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Books of at least 48 pages with a minimum press run of 500 copies are eligible. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2012 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Passaic County Community College, Paterson Poetry Prize, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.