Deadline: 31 July 2012 (submissions open July 1st)
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of White Pine Press, is given annually for a collection of prose poems or flash fiction by a U.S. writer.
Submit a hard-copy manuscript, which can include some lineated pieces, of at least 48 pages, with one poem per page.
The manuscript must be postmarked between July 1 and 31. Manuscripts received before or after this open period may not be read.
Please include a cover letter with all of your contact information, especially your email address.
We do not return manuscripts sent to us without a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
During the open submission period, we do not accept initial electronic submissions or query samples.
We only accept submissions by American writers.
As this is not a contest but an open submission period, manuscripts are not read anonymously. There is no submission fee.
If applicable, include an acknowledgments page letting us know where your poems have been published. We are happy to accept manuscripts that include poems that have been published by established literary magazines and journals, but we are not interested in reprinting books that have been previously self-published, either online or in print.
We accept manuscripts which mix prose poems with free verse, with the hope that the contrasting poetic forms might help cast light on the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences between prose and verse, but we look for manuscripts that are primarily non-lineated, meaning at least half of the poems do not employ line breaks.
Please mail your entire manuscript to:
Marie Alexander Poetry Series
Prose Poetry/Flash Fiction Reading
Attention: Professor Nickole Brown, Editor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Upon receipt of your manuscript, we will send you an email to let you know it has arrived safely.
Be patient with our final decision. You can expect to hear back by the following January.
Before submitting, it's always a good idea to become familiar with the work we've published. Please enjoy a sample of work from books we've published. (pdf file)
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For submissions: Marie Alexander Poetry Series, Prose Poetry/Flash Fiction Reading, Attention: Professor Nickole Brown, Editor, English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204
Free to Enter: Marie Alexander Poetry Prize ($1,000 prize and publication | White Pine Press | US only)
19 June 2012Free to Enter: Marie Alexander Poetry Prize ($1,000 prize and publication | White Pine Press | US only)