A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a writer who identifies as a woman. The winner also receives an optional six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Writers who are either U.S. citizens or who currently reside in the United States are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 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.