Sunday, September 2, 2007

Call for Submissions: The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry 2007

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is open to all poets except current or former students or faculty of California State University, Fresno. $1500 prize and publication by Anhinga Press.

Postmark Deadline: 9/30/07
Final Judge: C.G. Hanzlicek

The contest is named for poet Philip Levine who was the final judge in 2001, 2002, 2005. Philip Levine taught at California State University, Fresno for many years and is one of the most highly honored American poets. He has published 16 books of poems, several volumes of translations and two collections of essays. His list of honors includes two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the American Book Award, the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Previous Winners: Lynn Chandhok, Roxane Beth Johnson, Steve Gehrke, Fleda Brown

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-80 pages. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts will be screened and judged anonymously. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to "CSU Fresno Levine Prize." Please bind your manuscript with a binder clip only and mail by 9/30/07 (postmark deadline) to:

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
CSUF English Department
5425 N. Backer Ave. MS PB98
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

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