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Carolina Wren Press First or Second Book Contest

2011 Poetry Contest for a First or Second Book

JUDGE: Lee Ann Brown * Entry Deadline: February 15, 2011

Send 2 copies of a 48-64 pp. manuscript. Manuscript should be single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a spring clip or paperclip. Please include a table of contents. Include one title page with all author contact information. Include one title page with manuscript title only, no author information.

Include acknowledgement of individual poems that have been previously published on a separate sheet. Enclose a check payable to Carolina Wren Press for $20. This contest is open only to poets who have had no more than one full-length book published. Manuscript being submitted may not have been published or self-published in print or online as a whole. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.  Contest results anticipated by September 30, 2011. Publication in January, 2013.

Send all materials, postmarked by 2/15/2011 to: Carolina Wren Press 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. Questions: carolinawrenpress@earthlink.net

Michael Leong is the author of four volumes of poetry, e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge, as well as a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tin House, Verse Daily, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. Excerpts from a new manuscript in progress is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

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