A prize of $2,500 and publication by Kent State University Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection. The winner is also invited to teach a weeklong graduate/undergraduate writing workshop at Kent State University and give a reading with the judge, who this year is Ellen Bass. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Wick Poetry Center, Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44240. (330) 672-2067. Jessica Jewell, Senior Academic Program Director.