Book prize offered to Southern poets

Hub City Press will award $1,000 and publication to the winner of the inaugural New Southern Voices Poetry Book Prize. The contest will be judged by esteemed poet D.A. Powell, and deadline for entry is April 1, 2013.

The contest is a first or second book prize, open to poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection. Entrants must currently reside in or have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prize winner is announced.)

Manuscripts should be between 48-120 pages for this contest. Submission information can be found at Submissions may be made online or by mail.

Hub City Press of Spartanburg, South Carolina, will publish the winning book in early 2014. Publisher of more than 60 books of literature and cultural history, Hub City Press is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Born in Albany, Georgia, D.A. Powell has served as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and he has also taught at Columbia University and the University of San Francisco. Two of his books have been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent books are Chronic and Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys.

Via: Hub City Press