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Announcing the Wolverine Farm Poetry Broadside Prize

Wolverine Farm Publishing is pleased to announce that we are open for submissions for a poetry broadside contest. 

Camille T. Dungy will select the winning poem, which will be letterpress-printed and made available for sale on our online store. The winner will receive $100 and 15 copies of their broadside. 

The reading fee is $10 per batch of 3 poems. Authors may submit multiple batches, as long as each is accompanied by a separate reading fee. The fee will be used for the monetary prize and to cover the costs associated with creating a letterpress broadside.

To submit, first purchase the $10 reading fee (see link to our online store below). Note the order number on your emailed receipt and enter it into the online form where you may attach up to three poems, no longer than 30 lines each, in one Word or PDF document along with a brief author bio by February 28, 2018. Please do not include any identifying information in the pdf or word document containing the submitted poems. Any current or former students, close friends, and relatives of the final judge are ineligible. 

As long as you retain the rights, previously published poems will be accepted. Poems translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere. Entries will be read by a team of three readers, who will send 15 finalists to the judge. The judge’s decision regarding the winning poem is final. Results will be announced in early April 2018. Please read the complete guidelines below prior to submitting.

About the final judge, Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017) and a collection of personal essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2017). Dungy’s honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the editor of several anthologies and the recipient of fellowships and grants from the NEA, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Diane Middlebrook Residency Fellowship of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and others. Her poems and essays have been widely published, including in Best American Poetry & The 100 Best African American Poems. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.

About Wolverine Farm Publishing

Wolverine Farm Publishing is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary/arts organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado. We publish books and newspapers, operate a Letterpress & Publick House, and host/organize community events and projects related to our mission.


Prize: $100 and 15 letter-press broadsides of the winning poem 

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Fee: $10 per batch of 3 poems, follow the link below to our online store to complete this step first. Multiple submissions accepted with a separate entry fee for each. Please note the order number on your emailed receipt and enter it in the form below.

Guidelines:

  • No identifying information included in the file of submitted poems
  • Poems must be 8 – 30 lines each
  • Include a brief author bio along with the 3-digit order number from your payment receipt
  • Open to anyone writing in the English language, though we will not accept poems translated from another language 
  • Previously published poems are fine, as long as you retain the rights to them
  • Simultaneous submissions are also fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere 
  • Current and former students, close friends, and relatives of the final judge are ineligible


Submission Form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Reading Fee Order Number (required)

Please attach word doc or pdf with up to 3 poems, each between 8-30 lines (required)

Please provide a brief author bio (required)

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