A prize of $5,000, publication by New York Quarterly Books, and 25 author copies will be given annually for a manuscript of narrative poetry. The winner and finalists are invited to give a reading in Paterson, New Jersey, in partnership with the Poetry Center of Passaic County Community College. José Antonio Rodríguez will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry from an unpublished manuscript with a $25 entry fee (which may be waived for those experiencing financial hardship) by March 31. Semi-finalists will be notified by June 1 and asked to submit full manuscripts (70 to 90 pages) at that time. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Laura Boss Poetry Foundation, Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award. Barry Boss, Treasurer.