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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

1 More Post-Pub. Book Award

Here's a post-publication book award that I missed in my post on the subject back in April.

This one is available in a rotation of three genres, one per year (and for 2012 it's poetry). It's for a first book, and part of the prize is to give a reading. See the details below (which I borrowed from the CRWOPPS-B Yahoo Group; follow the link to find out how to join this group if you don't already belong):

Drake University Emerging Writer Award

The Drake University Writers & Critics Series is accepting submissions for its third annual Drake University Emerging Writer Award. The faculty and students of Drake University's English Department select one outstanding first book from among the entries, and the author receives an honorarium of $1000 plus travel and lodging expenses to read at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Each year, the award rotates among genres (short fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry). We are currently accepting submissions of first books of poetry for consideration for the Drake University Emerging Writer Reading, which will be held during the first week of April 2012. Entries may be submitted by the author or the publisher, and must include a copy of the book; a cover letter that includes a brief biography, contact information for the author, and a statement affirming that this is his/her first book-length publication; a self-addressed stamped envelope; and a $15.00 entry fee payable to "Drake University." Entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2011. Materials postmarked after November 15 will not be considered. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Drake University English Department.

The winner will be notified by February 1, 2011. All entrants will be notified of the results by February 15, 2011.

This year, the award is open to single-author first books of poetry only. Authors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the reading at Drake University in April 2012 to receive the award. The following are ineligible for the awards: 1) authors who have published more than one book of poetry through independent, university, or commercial publishers; 2) entries from vanity presses and self-published books; 3) current students and employees of Drake University.

Send all materials to:

Drake University Emerging Writer Award
c/o Nancy Reincke, Writers and Critics Series
English Department, Howard Hall
Drake University
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

For questions about the award or the series, please e-mail:
<nancy.reincke( at)drake. edu> (replace (at) with @)

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