Annual Poetry Prize Guidelines for the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize
The Eleventh Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize
for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet resid-
ing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY,
WVA, NC, and District of Columbia) will consist of $500,
two cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer*, book pub-
lication by Broadkill River Press, and 10 copies of the
book (in lieu of royalties).
The rules are: Manuscripts must be received by
midnight, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day). Manuscripts
received after Labor Day will not be considered. Eligible
poets must reside in the above listed states and be twenty
-one years of age or older by the date of the award. *The
manuscript is to be submitted electronically in one MS
Word document attachment. Send to Prize co-ordinator
Linda Blaskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snail mail submissions will not be accepted.
Send two title pages with each submission: one
with the title of the manuscript, your name, address,
phone numbers and e-mail address; the second with just
the manuscript title. No manuscript is to have any au-
thor-identifying information other than the one title page
and will be rejected if it does. The manuscript should
have an acknowledgement page of poems previously pub-
lished, and in which publications and/or web-sites they
appeared. Judging is blind and double-tiered.
The manuscript must be book-length (between 48
and seventy eight pages of original work – no transla-
tions) and no more than roughly thirty lines to a page,
including the poem’s title and two line-spaces between
the title and the body of the poem. A poem may be more
than one page. The book’s dimensions will be 8.5 inches
by 5.5 inches, with a minimum of half-inch side margins,
and printed in 12 point type, so avoid very long lines.
The award will be presented to the poet on Sun-
day, December 8, 2013 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub and
Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The winner
must agree to attend this event and to read from their
winning book at a reception honoring the winner. The
prize will be officially awarded by Sam Calagione, Foun-
der and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distill-
ery, or by another company official.
The author of the winning manuscript also agrees
to provide, within ten days of notification, a color head-
shot photograph for the back cover and a dedication for
the interior of the book. The winner agrees to travel to
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at the winner’s expense for
awarding of the prize. Dogfish Head will provide the
winner one night’s lodging in Rehoboth Beach where Dog-
fish Rehoboth Brew Pub and Restaurant is located.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales retains the right
to use any of the winning work in promotional materials.
For questions and more information contact
Linda Blaskey, Prize co-ordinator, at email@example.com
For more information about Dogfish Head Craft
Brewed Ales, go to www.dogfish.com