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.

Extended submission deadline: February 14, 2022.

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

Eduardo C. Corral 

Final judge this year is EDUARDO C. CORRAL, whose debut poetry collection, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. His second collection, Guillotine (2020), was praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of  history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received  numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award,  the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award,  and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. In 2016, he won the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Corral teaches in the  MFA program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and is  currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

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