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2020 Ex Ophidia Poetry Book Prize

Submissions accepted May 1 through August 31, 2020.

Guidelines for the Fifth Annual Poetry Prize

This award typically draws around 300 submissions.

Opening date for submissions: May 1, 2020.

Deadline: August 31, 2020.

Fee: $25.00 USD for each manuscript.

The prize: The winning author will receive a $1,000 cash prize, book publication, and 15 author copies.

The finalists: In addition to the winner, there will be 9 finalists.

Eligibility: Open to all English-language authors worldwide (of any age, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation) for a book of poetry.

Specifications: Suggested length of the manuscript is between 64 and 84 numbered pages including a Title Page and a Table of Contents. Single-spaced WORD DOCUMENTS ONLY will be accepted (please, no PDF documents). No translations. Do not include any illustrations or graphics. By submitting a manuscript to this contest, all authors attest that the work is their own.

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted anonymously with the title only on the first page. Be sure to include a cover letter with the title of your manuscript, your name, and your CONTACT INFORMATION. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Submittable (see the link below). Manuscripts submitted by third parties will not be eligible. 

The judge: Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, an internationally acclaimed handpress printer and author of 14 books, will be the final judge of the prize-winning manuscripts.

Publication date: Early 2021. The winning volume will be published by Ex Ophidia Press and distributed by the Press and through Amazon.com.

Link to the submissions page: https://exophidiapress.submittable.com/submit/157937/2020-ex-ophidia-poetry-book-prize 

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