Hub City Announces Judge for 2015 New Southern Voices Prize
Hub City Press announced today the judge for the biennial New Southern Voices Book Prize. The contest will award $1,000 and publication to the winner and be judged by esteemed poet C.D. Wright. Submissions open on January 1, 2015.
The contest is a first or second book prize, open to poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection. Entrants must currently reside in and have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prizewinner is announced.)
Manuscripts should be between 48-120 pages for this contest. Submission information can be found at www.hubcity.org/prize. Submissions may be made online or by mail. Ten finalists will be submitted to the judge for final selection. All manuscripts will be read anonymously. Learn more here.
Born in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, C.D. Wright is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Award, a MacArthur fellowship, and numerous other honors. Her most recent book, One With Others, won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2011 Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. It was also a finalist for the National Book Award. Wright is the I.J. Kapstein Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.