A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies will be given annually for a first or second collection of poetry. Rajiv Mohabir, Metta Sáma, Stacy Szymaszek, and Orlando White will select the finalists; Hoa Nguyen will select the winner. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by December 29. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Omnidawn Publishing, Lake Merritt Poetry Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805.