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A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,500 and publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry by a U.S. resident. Jericho Brown will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection. Poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection may submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee between March 1 and April 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Antivenom Poetry Award

Antivenom Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Nicholas Samaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Cabell First Novelist Award

Cabell First Novelist Award
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a first novel published during the previous year. The winner and the winner's agent also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist Award Night at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in the fall of 2016. A committee of novelists and critics, including 2015 winner Boris Fishman, will judge. Submit three copies of a book published in 2015 by January 14, 2016. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

California Book Awards

California Book Awards

Three prizes are given annually to writers residing in California for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. Prizes are also given for a first book of fiction and a book of fiction or nonfiction that relates to California. Authors or publishers may submit six copies of books published in 2015 by December 22. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Eludia Award

Eludia Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and 10 author copies is given annually for a first novel or short story collection by a woman over the age of 40 who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a manuscript of any length with a synopsis, an author bio, a rsum, and a $30 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Emerging Poets Contest

Emerging Poets Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Submit three poems of any length with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Boulevard, by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Award

First Book Award

A prize of $1,500, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a female-identified poet. Poets who have not published a full-length collection or a chapbook in an edition of more than 400 copies are eligible. Tracie Morris will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. Some entry fee scholarships are available; e-mail for more information. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Award

First Book Award

A prize of $2,500, publication by Southern Illinois University Press, and a $1,500 honorarium to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is given annually for a poetry collection. U.S. poets who have not published a book of poems of over 48 pages in an edition of over 500 copies are eligible. Allison Joseph will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Crab Orchard Review, between May 15 and July 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Award for Poetry

First Book Award for Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Zone 3 Press is given biennially for a first book of poetry. Poets who have not published a full-length collection are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 1. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

First Book Prize

First Book Prize

A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first poetry collection. Gregory Orr will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 76 pages with a $30 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

First/Second Book Prize

First/Second Book Prize

A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Claudia Rankine will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.