march, 2020

15mar1:00 am1:00 amThe Washington PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $25
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: $1,500 and publication

Event Details

Each year, The Word Works awards a living American or Canadian poet $1,500, a generous supply of author copies, and book publication for a volume of original poetry in English. To enter, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages between January 15 and March 15, and pay the $25 entry fee.

The winner is selected by August each year. Book publication is planned for January of the following year.

The Word Works has awarded the Washington Prize since 1981. All entrants are offered a copy of the winning book, and finalists and semi-finalists may receive feedback from their readers upon request.

Distribution is through Small Press Distribution, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor.

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