Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry
Deadline February 14 (must be received by this date), formerly February 15. Highly recommended free contest awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions for a complete, book-length poetry collection (48 pages minimum) by a poet residing in the Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan). Winner also receives a standard royalty contract, national distribution, a comprehensive marketing and publicity campaign, and a public book launch/celebration in November in Minneapolis, MN. Limit one ms. per poet. See formatting requirements on sponsor's website. Submit ms. online.
Published: January 10, 2020