This contest promotes feminist poetry to and by writers of all genders and sexualities. We are interested in socially-conscious work that explores ideas of identities as connected to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, culture, and ability. We have no one “definition” of feminism and are open to anything.

Award includes chapbook publication, contributor copies, and an invitation to read at a celebratory event at the Fall for the Book literary festival (including continental U.S. travel and accommodation).

Final Judge: Brian Teare

A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013. His chapbooks include Pilgrim, Transcendental Grammar Crown, and h, as well as the forthcoming volumes Paradise Was Typeset, Helplessness and Black Sun Crown. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Reading Period: June 15th-August 1st

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in chapbook or book form, 15-25 pages. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $20.

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