A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a writer who identifies as a woman and who is currently living in the United States. The winner also receives an optional six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.