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Twenty Second Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize Competition

The competition is open until November 30, 2015

 

The 22nd Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize competition will open for submissions on July 1. The award consists of a $1,000 cash award and publication by White Pine Press.

Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible.

Manuscripts must be postmarked by November 30th. They must be typed and should include a table of contents. The author’s name, address, email address, and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet only. Manuscripts will be recycled at the end of the competition. Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your submission if you wish to be notified of the results. 

Manuscripts must include a $20 entry, reading, and processing fee. Checks should be made out to White Pine Press. The manuscript, along with a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that it has been received, if so desired, should be sent to: 

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
P.O. Box 236
Buffalo, New York 14201 

If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to: 

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
5783 Pinehurst Court
Lake View, NY 14085 


Manuscripts are screened by the editorial staff, and a poet of national reputation makes the final selection. The name of the final judge is not revealed until the end of the competition. We alternate between a male and a female poet each year as final judge. 

Due to the large number of entries received, manuscripts cannot be returned.  


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2014 White Pine Press Poetry Contest Winner

White Pine Press is pleased to announce that Janet McNally has been awarded the Twentieth Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize for her manuscript Some Girls. Selected by final judge Ellen Bass, the book will be published in the fall of 2015. Ms. McNally also receives a cash prize of one thousand dollars. 

Janet McNally, who teaches creative writing at Canisius College, has an MFA in fiction from the University of Notre Dame. She has been awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her writing has appeared in publications including Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, and Best New Poets 2012. She lives in Buffalo, NY with her husband and three daughters.



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Dennis Maloney
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