The competition is open until November 30, 2016
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:
If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to:
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.
Click here to learn more...2016 WHITE PINE PRESS POETRY PRIZE WINNER
White Pine Press is pleased to announce that Janlori Goldman has been awarded the Twenty Second Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize for her manuscript Bread from a Stranger’s Oven. Selected by final judge Laure-Anne Bosselaar, the book will be published in the fall of 2017. Ms. Goodman also receives a cash prize of one thousand dollars.
The contest finalists were Lisa Dordal for Mosaic of the Dark, Carrie Green for Double Brilliance, and Jane O. Wayne for Precarious Places.
“Through her fervent lyrics, delightful odes and image-rich narratives, Janlori Goldman invites us into her world — and it is a deeply moving one. With fluid, vivid clarity, she valiantly stares at the past, and faces the present with a compelling mix of temerity and tenderness. Hers is a remarkable voice that is all at once passionate and exquisitely subtle. One leafs through Goldman’s book as one would amble through a museum, stopping for a detail here, an image there, perfectly happy to spend long hours “in that space, immersed in color and line.””
—Laure-Anne Bosselaar - Poetry Contest Judge
Janlori Goldman is a poet, teacher and activist. Bread from a Stranger’s Oven is her first full-length book. Her chapbook "Akhmatova’s Egg" was published by Toadlily Press. Gerald Stern chose her poem ‘At the Cubbyhole Bar’ for the 2012 Raynes Prize. Janlori’s poetry has been widely published, including in The Cortland Review, Mead, Gwarlingo, Connotation Press, Calyx, Gertrude, Mudlark, The Sow’s Ear, Rattle, and Contrary.
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