You see, I’ve recently come on as Co-Editor of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of the well-known White Pine Press.  The series was founded in 1996 by Robert Alexander and has a steady history of publishing one to two books annually, typically single-author collections of short prose pieces (often with some interwoven lineated poems).  Robert and I have done a lot of talking about what we might want to add next to the list, and while we can’t say specifically what we’re looking for, we definitely want to find a quality collection of prose poetry, something unique and entirely its own.  We’re looking for cross-genre work that uses the best elements of both poetry and prose, and while we appreciate experimental writing, we’re hoping for a manuscript that is grounded, with a strong emotional pulse.

Below are the guidelines. Please post them wherever you think appropriate and help pass the word. I’ll need manuscripts submitted simultaneously via snail-mail and e-mail; the deadline for manuscripts is July 31, 2010.

All good things,


How to Submit

The Marie Alexander Poetry Series has an open submission period during the month of July. An award of $500 and publication will be given for a chosen collection of prose poems by an American poet. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages, which can include some lineated pieces, along with a cover letter with complete contact information and an SASE for notification only. Postmark must be between July 1 and 31.Entries should also include a simultaneous electronic submission of the manuscript (MS Word or PDF format) sent to There is no entry fee. For more information,

Marie Alexander Poetry Series
Attention: Nickole Brown, Editor
P.O. Box 5686
Louisville, KY 40255-0686

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