Poetry Contest with $500 Prize and Manuscript Publication

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The Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize offers a $500 prize, publication of the winning poetry manuscript, ten copies of that published manuscript, and a reading at Lake Tahoe.

The entry fee is $20 and the deadline to enter is August 31, 2010.

Following are the guidelines from the Bona Fide Books website:

  • Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript of between 48 and 100 pages.
  • Include two cover pages: one with the title of the manuscript only, the other with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Include a table of contents and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page for prior publications.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted; please let us know right away if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. (Refunds will not be issued.)
  • A reading fee of $20 (US) by check or PayPal must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions are accepted; each requires a $20 entry fee.
  • More than one manuscript may be chosen for publication.
  • Submit via email or post.

Be sure to read all of the submission details on the Bona Fide Books website.  More than one manuscript might be chosen as a winner.

You can email your entry to [email protected] and send the $20 entry fee to the same email address via PayPal or snail mail it with a $20 check made out to Bona Fide Books Inc. to: Bona Fide Books, PO Box 550278, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155.

Good luck aspiring poets!

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