The Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award is now accepting submissions for a first book of poetry written in English by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has not previously published a volume of poetry. Manuscripts should be 50-75 pages in length. The winner will receive publication by Southern Illinois University Press and will be awarded a $2,500 prize as well as $1,500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Entry fee: $20

Deadline: July 10, 2016

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