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Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Cleveland State University Poetry Series are given annually for poetry collections. The First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a book. Ilya Kaminsky will judge. The Open Competition is given to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection of 48 pages or more. Erin Belieu will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by March 16. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Cleveland State University, Poetry Center Prizes, English Department, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 687-3986. Frank Giampietro, Poetry Center Interim Director.