The Backwaters Prize
Our judge for the 2018 prize will be Kwame Dawes. The submission period begins April 1, 2018 and concludes May 31, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. We adhere to the CLMP
code of ethics for administering a literary contest.
What you win
The prize is a $2,500.00 cash prize plus publication of your book in trade paperback, plus 30 copies of the book to the poet. The next award will be announced in September 2018.