A prize of $1,500, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a female-identified poet. Poets who have not published a full-length collection or a chapbook in an edition of more than 400 copies are eligible. Robin Coste Lewis will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. Some entry fee scholarships are available. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Kore Press, First Book Award, 240 North Court, Tucson, AZ 85701. (520) 327-2127.