Thursday, August 11, 2011

Call for Submissions: Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

Submission Guidelines for the Ninth Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prizes

The Ninth Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning chapbook-length poetry manuscript, by a poet residing on the Delmarva peninsula, will consist of $200, Two Cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer, Chapbook publication, 10 copies of the Chapbook (in lieu of royalties), and participation in the Thirteenth Annual John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry in Milton, Delaware, December 2011. The Prize will be officially awarded by Sam Calagione, Founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distillery (or a Company official).

Send your manuscript in an MS Word document file attached to an e-mail to:

Send two cover pages with each submission: one with the title of the manuscript, your name and address and phone numbers and e-mail address (if you have one), the second with just the manuscript title. This will be a blind judging by a jury of prominent, published poets. If you do not send the second title page with title only your manuscript will be dropped from consideration.

Include one page with dedication and acknowledgements for individual poems in the collection which were previously published, and another with the table of contents.

Send a check for $15 for a copy of the winning chapbook if you would like to receive one.

Dogfish Head Poetry Prize,
c/o John Milton and Company Books,
104 Federal Street,
Milton, DE 19968

(This includes the price of the chapbook plus shipping and handling.) Ordering of the winning chapbook will not affect your chances of winning.

Make your check payable to: The Broadkill Press, and note on the face of the check that it is for a copy of the winning chapbook.

The reading period for the Dogfish Head Prize Competition runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2011. Manuscripts received after Labor Day will not be considered.

The author of the winning manuscript agrees to submit a color photograph suitable for use in promotion within five days of notification, and agrees to appear in person at the Thirteenth Annual John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry, on a date to be determined in December, 2010, in Milton, Delaware for awarding of the Prize.

The Publisher reserves the right to reprint and distribute the chapbook as demand warrants.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales retains the right to use any of the winning work in promotional materials.

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