Dzanc Books announces the Dzanc Poetry Collection Contest, an annual prize for a book of poetry. The judge for the inaugural contest will be C. Dale Young. The contest is open to new and published poets, and we invite submissions of poetry in all modes and aesthetics. The Dzanc Poetry Collection Contest-winning manuscript will be published in high quality trade paperback and eBook versions. The winning author will receive a $500 advance and a standard Dzanc publishing agreement including support for readings and distribution via Consortium and our network of eBook distributors. Finalist and runner-up manuscripts may also be considered for publication.
C. Dale Young is the author of three collections of poetry: The Day Underneath the Day (Northwestern 2001); The Second Person and Torn (Four Way Books 2007, 2011). His poems and stories have appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies, including several installments of The Best American Poetry series. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he practices medicine full-time, edits poetry for the New England Review, and teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.
The contest deadline is January 31, 2013.
- The winner will be announced in the second quarter of 2013. All entrants will be notified of the winner by email before the announcement is made public.
- Previously published excerpts or individual pieces are acceptable as part of your entry, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.
- Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entries should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.
- Once submitted, manuscripts may not be revised without a complete withdrawal and the payment of a new entry fee.
- You may enter the contest as many times as you like, but each entry will require its own separate entry fee.