The winning manuscript will be published and its author will receive $1,500 and 25 copies. Manuscripts should be at least 48  pages, but there is no maximum length. All forms and styles of poetry are welcome.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2021.

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information  from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information is included in your Submittable record.

Final judge this year is QUAN BARRY, whose books include the poetry collections Asylum (2001), Controvertibles (2004), Water Puppets (2011), and Loose Strife (2015). She also wrote the novels She Weeps Each Time You’re Born (2015) and We Ride Upon Sticks (2020). Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Missouri Review, Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Barry received an Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Wallace Stegner program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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