Monday, June 09, 2008

The Ellen LaForge Poetry Prize

Established in 1983 as the Grolier Prize, the Ellen LaForge Poetry Prize is open to all poets who have not yet published a book of poetry, including small press, chapbook or trade book. The winner receives $1,000 and two copies of the poetry prize Annual. Up to six poems by the winner and four by each of three runners-up are chosen for publication in the Annual.

Submit your manuscript, in duplicate, of up to six poems, no more than 12 double-spaced pages. Your name must not appear in this manuscript. On a separate cover sheet, provide your name and contact information, including email address and poem titles. Entry fee: $10, payable to The Ellen LaForge Memorial Poetry Foundation. Please mail your entry by June 30th to:

The Ellen LaForge Memorial Poetry Foundation
1770 Massachusetts Avenue, PMB 345
Cambridge, MA 02140-2808



Submissions must be unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions. Winner and runners-up are notified by October 1. Copies of the Annual are available from the Foundation at the above address.

4 comments:

paisley said...

Submissions must be unpublished elsewhere.

does this mean nothing on our blogs??? some do.. some don't....

do they have a web page??

Philip Thrift said...

Entry fee: $10

'nuff said?

Blog Manager said...

Philip,

I agree its not for everyone- paying a fee to be in a contest- but some poets might be interested.

Paisley,

I haven't found a website for them. This page

http://www.madpoetry.org/contests/august.html

Says you must send a SASE to get more guildelines.

Anonymous said...

$10 is actually really reasonable for a contest, esp. one carrying a $1K prize.