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A prize of $10,000, publication by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press (with distribution by Northwestern University Press), and a three-week residency at Lake Forest College is given in alternating years to an emerging poet or fiction writer to complete an innovative work-in-progress. This year the residency will be offered to a poet. Carmen Giménez Smith will judge. Writers who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 30 pages of poetry, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae by March 1. Only the first 200 entries will be considered. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Lake Forest College, Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency, English Department, P.O. Box A16, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 735-5274. Joshua Corey, Contact.