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9th Annual Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book of Poetry Contest


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Manuscript Requirements:

Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript between 48-80 pages, enclosed in a simple folder, with two cover pages: one with title of the manuscript only, the other with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number and email address. Cover letter or bio optional. Include a table of contents and an acknowledgments page. Neither cover letter, bio, nor acknowledgments will be read until the conclusion of the competition.

All manuscripts will be read anonymously by the editors of the journal Crazyhorse, and the competition will be judged jointly by Jeffrey Levine, Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press together with Carol Ann Davis, Editor of the esteemed literary journal Crazyhorse. Any poet writing in English who has not previously published a full-length book is eligible.


An entry fee of $25 must accompany each submission, made payable to Tupelo Press, Inc. A stamped self-addressed postcard may be included to confirm receipt of manuscript. Simultaneous submissions are permitted so long as accompanied by separate entry fee.

Alternate Means of Payment

Tupelo Press now accepts Paypal for reading fees.

When making a payment through Paypal, please include the author's name in the box labeled "Manuscript Author's Name" at the bottom of the "Review Your Payment" page. Before mailing your manuscript to Tupelo, please also write the date and amount of your Paypal payment on the cover sheet so that we can match your payment to the proper manuscript. Thank you.

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