National Federation of State Poetry Societies

Barbara Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition

Deadline: 
November 15, 2023 - Check back on August 15th for Upcoming Deadline
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
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A prize of $1,000, publication by National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, and 50 author copies will be given annually for a poetry collection. The winner will also receive an invitation to read at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies convention, with a travel stipend of $300. Edward Hirsch will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($20 for NFSPS members) by November 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Barbara Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition. Terry Jude Miller and Eleanor Berry, Co-chairs.