2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
$1000 + Publication + 50 Books
for previous Stevens winners, open to all poets writing in English
work by a single author
title page (title only), table of contents, and 48 to 70 pages of
poetry, counting any section title pages but not counting front
matter. Notes on Poems, if any, should be included in the count.
include previously published poems. Including acknowledgements in your manuscript will disqualify your submission. However, the winner will be required to provide an acknowledgements page before the manuscript is published.
anywhere in manuscript; no biographical information that could disclose
your identity; do not include your name as part of the name of the file
you attach when submitting. Do not include acknowledgements. Winner can
add them later. Do NOT include blurbs.
illustrations, color type, or fancy fonts.
numbered, one poem, one column per page. Poems may be continued on a
second page, but do not put two poems on the same page
space your manuscript. Use 12-point type in a conventional font such
as Times New Roman. If you write in long lines or complex formats,
be aware that the winning book will be published in a 6" x 9" format.
- Submit a document file, not a PDF file.
Simultaneous and multiple
submissions permitted. Notify us immediately if your manuscript is
will be accepted from August
1 through midnight PT, November 15, 2016.
system will be accessible only during this time. No early or late submissions.
FEE & PAYMENTS
submission fee is $20
for NFSPS members. Members of state poetry
societies affiliated with NFSPS are members. To verify that your state society is a member, go to http://nfsps.com/links.htm. Not all "state poetry societies" are members, so please check. If you are not a member, use the other submission window.
submit the manuscript in a single
document file from your computer into the designated area.
The winner will be asked to submit an acknowledgements page, if needed.
will be notified that your manuscript has been received.
manuscripts will be reviewed for compliance with guidelines and
overall quality by the competition chair. Approximately 100
manuscripts will be sent, without identification or acknowledgments,
to an independent judge, who will remain anonymous until the results
are announced. A different judge is used each year
winning manuscript will be published by the NFSPS Press, and the book
will be available for sale at the NFSPS annual convention and
elsewhere in June 2018.
may address questions to the contest chair
via email at email@example.com.