Crab Orchard

First Book Award

July 8, 2019 - Check back on April 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $1,000, publication by Southern Illinois University Press, and a $1,500 honorarium to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is given annually for a poetry collection. U.S. poets who have not published a full-length book of poems in an edition of over 500 copies are eligible. Traci Brimhall will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 15 and July 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Crab Orchard, First Book Award, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.