Slope Editions Book Prize
We will announce the winner of the Slope Editions Book Prize, judged by Dorothea Lasky, in Summer 2013.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Thunderbird (forthcoming, Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook (Argos Books, 2012), The Blue Teratorn (Yes Yes Books, 2012), Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker’s Wife (2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, MAKE magazine, Phoebe, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and 6x6, among other places. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Heath Elementary School, and Munroe Center for the Arts and has done educational research at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Project Zero.
The winning poet will have his/her book of poems published in 2014 or 2015 by Slope Editions.
All entrants receive, with book-sized SASE with $3.08 postage (seven stamps), a copy of The Other Side of Landscape (cover price $22) with their entry fee. Poets who submit electronically who would like a copy of The Other Side of Landscape will be offered an opportunity to pay for the shipping of this book in the electronic submissions process.
Entrants to the Slope Editions Book Prize may also be considered for additional Slope Editions publications. Entrants being considered for these publications will be notified. We offer sincere thanks to all entrants and readers for supporting Slope Editions and small press poetry.
Eligibility: Any American poet writing in English is eligible, unless that person has a close personal or professional relationship with the judge and/or Slope Editions staff. Past or current students of the judge are ineligible to enter; entry fees will be returned in these cases. Any manuscript that has appeared or is forthcoming as a printed book, e-book, or chapbook will NOT be considered.
Submission Formats & Fees:
1. Paper ($22): 40 to 90 pages, typed, and bound only by a clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and e-mail; one with book title only), table of contents, and acknowledgments page with manuscript. A $22 entry fee, payable as a check to "Slope Publishing Inc.," in the form of a check or money order, must accompany all paper submissions.
Send manuscripts first class, postmarked by March 15th, 2013, to our manuscript readers:
Slope Editions Book Prize
c/o Christopher Janke, Senior Editor
847 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
2. Electronic ($25): 40 to 90 pages as formatted in standard 8 &1/2 by 11 MS Word or PDF document submitted through Submittable. Your name should not appear anywhere within your manuscript. Please include a title page with book title only, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page with manuscriptA. $25 entry fee, payable through Submittable, must accompany all electronic submissions.
Submit by March 15th, 2013.
Starting January 1st, electronic submissions are entered here: http://slopeeditions.submittable.com/submit
Notification: We do NOT accept notification SASEs or postcards. Please check the Slope Editions website for announcement of contest winner. Notification SASEs or postcards will NOT be returned.
Revisions: The winner will be able to revise his/her manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.