The Word Works Washington Prize

I don’t normally agree to post press releases on my blog, but since I am on the board of The Word Works, I of course am making an exception.


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The Washington Prize, a Good Place for Your Poetry Manuscript

The Washington Prize is a $1500 poetry manuscript award that includes book publication and distribution to all American and Canadians entrants writing in English. A three-tiered reading process provides comments to those interested entrants whose manuscripts are semi-finalists or finalists. Many Washington Prize entrants who have received these comments have gone on to win book publication.

Send 48- to 64-page manuscripts between January 15 to March 15, 2013, inclusive.

We accept original and unpublished manuscripts electronically or in paper. We are looking for the best manuscript with no restraint on subject matter or style. Follow the submission manager guidelines for electronic entries. All manuscripts are read blind without identifying information.

Use professional standards for font choice and size. Do not include images.

Entry fee is $25 US drawn on a US bank only, made payable to The Word Works. Payment through the electronic submissions process uses Paypal.

Winner will be selected by August 30, 2013. Book publication is planned for January 2014. Winner receives over 100 books plus review copies.

For paper submissions, use a binder clip to fasten the manuscript. Manuscripts will be recycled. Follow website guidelines.

Visit and look for the “Online Submissions” option under “The Washington Prize or snail mail to:

Nancy White, Washington Prize
Dearlove Hall, SUNY Adirondack
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

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