Accents Publishing is happy to announce its 2011 International Poetry Book Contest. Two winners will be selected – one by an independent judge, Lisa Williams, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $500 cash prize. Additionally, the winners will be invited for a featured reading at a book premiere celebration event. All contest entries will be considered for regular publication with Accents Publishing, as well.
The entry fee is $20.00. Multiple submissions are allowed, as long as each one is accompanied by a separate entry fee and submission form. Winning books may be pre-ordered at the time of submission for $10.00 each.
A complete submission should include the following:
A completed submission formYour manuscript, including:
--An acknowledgement page, if necessary
--Two title pages – one with name and contact information, one without
--Your biography or CV
--A check or a confirmation of payment via Paypal covering the $20 entry fee, plus any optional book preorders
Please do not include a SASE, as notification will be made by email only.
We will accept submissions between February 1st and July 31st. Winners will be announced in August. The contest is open to any poet writing in English. Employees of Accents or family members of judges are ineligible to participate. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts should conform to the following guidelines:
--60 to 120 pages of poetry
--Table of contents
--11 pt font minimum
Your name should not appear anywhere within the manuscript. Please do not send your only copy of your work, as manuscripts will be recycled.
Entries should be mailed to:
Attn: Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
P.O. Box 910456
Lexington, KY 40591-0456
Accents Publishing is an independent press for brilliant voices. For more information, or to download the submission form, please visit us at Accents Publishing.