A prize of $1,000 plus book publication
by Kore Press
will be given for a book-length poetry manuscript.
Sept. 1, 2005
Please Note: We have extended the deadline
from June 2nd to September 1st.
This competition is open to any female writer
who has not published a
full-length collection of poetry. Writers who have had chapbooks
of less than 42 pages printed in editions of no more than 400
copies are eligible.
Please submit one copy of the manuscript, a
cover sheet, a $20 reading fee payable to Kore Press, a self-addressed
stamped postcard to acknowledge receipt of the manuscript, and
a self-addressed stamped envelope for award announcement. Please
note that manuscripts cannot be returned.
Kore Press, First Book Award
P.O. Box 3044
Tucson, AZ 85702-3044
Cover sheet should include:
• daytime and evening telephone numbers
• email address
• title of manuscript
Manuscripts must be:
• a minimum of 48 pages and a maximum of 70 pages
• typed on standard white paper
• bound with a clip (do not permanently bind in any way)
• anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript)
• original poetry written by applicant (translations are
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 520-882-7542.
The Errant Thread
by Elline Lipkin
selected by Eavan Boland
Various Modes of Departure
by Deborah Fries
selected by Carolyn Forche
Rigging the Wind
by Jennifer Barber
selected by Jane Miller