We are currently accepting submissions for our First Book Prize. This year's judge is Jean Valentine:
Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break the Glass, just out from Copper Canyon Press. Her previous collection, Little Boat was published by Wesleyan in 2007. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia.
Submissions may be sent to:
New Issues Poetry Prize
New Issues Poetry & Prose
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463
Entries can also be uploaded to submishmash: