The Backwaters Prize is open for submissions of original poetry manuscripts. The winner receives $2,000 and book publication. The 2016 judge is Henri Cole, author of Nothing to Declare, Touch, and The Visible Man.

The entry fee is $25, only online submissions are accepted, and the deadline is May 31. To read the full guidelines and to submit your manuscript, visit our Submittable page: thebackwaterspress.submittable.com/submit


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