A prize of $2,500, publication by Backwaters Press, and 30 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Kwame Dawes will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 85 pages with a $30 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street No. 8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. Michael Catherwood, Editor.