SPC Poetry Book Contest
The Sacramento Poetry Center Press Presents its Annual Poetry Book Contest
2009 Winner: Richard Spilman 2009 Judge: Dennis Schmitz
2010 Winner: Melissa Morphew 2010 Judge: Indigo Moor
2011 Winner: Michelle Bitting 2011 Judge: SPC Staff
2012 Winner: Alejandro Escudé 2012 Judge: SPC Staff
2012 Winner: Jed Myers 2013 Judge: SPC Staff
The Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Poetry Book Contest is Temporarily Suspended
Winning book manuscript will be published by The Sacramento Poetry Center Press.
- Submit 48-70 numbered pages of original poetry in any style.
- Manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information (including email address, if possible) should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else.
- Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a clip.
- The Sacramento Poetry Center will consider publishing additional manuscripts from the contest.
- Check for $20.00 US per entry (multiple entries OK) should be made out to The Sacramento Poetry Center. Paid-up members of the Sacramento Poetry Center may enter the contest for a reduced fee of $15.
- Please note that members of SPC will not receive preferential treatment in the judging process.
- Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgments page for magazine or anthology publications.
- Will read entries postmarked between January 1, 2013 and May 10, 2013.
- Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
Entries should be mailed to:
The Sacramento Poetry Center
Poetry Book Contest
P.O. Box 160406,
Sacramento, CA 95816