Ends on May 31, 2018

$30.00 USD

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.
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