Rescue Press presents The Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. This year’s submissions will be accepted during the month of June, 2011. To enter:
1. Attach your manuscript and cover letter to an email (.pdf or .doc only) addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should briefly introduce yourself and include any biographical details, acknowledgements, contact information, or notes you may wish to send. Your name should not appear in the manuscript beyond the title page, and simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify the editors if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Students or close friends of the judge are ineligible.
2. Participants must submit a $15 (per entry) reading fee via the Paypal link on this page. Manuscripts received without corresponding payment will be in eligible for the competition.
3. Rescue Press will carefully read all submissions and send a select number of blind/anonymous manuscripts on to our judge, Sabrina Orah Mark, who will choose The Black Box Poetry Prize winner. Editors may choose to publish additional manuscripts; results will be announced in Fall 2011 on our website and via email.
Judge: Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Babies (2004), winner of the Saturnalia Book Prize, and Tsim Tsum (2009), as well as the chapbook Walter B.’s Extraordinary Cousin Arrives for a Visit & Other Tales from Woodland Editions. Mark’s awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have been included in Best American Poetry 2007 and the anthology (2006).