November 1, 2019 – February 18, 2020 all-day

The winner Omnidawn’sFirst/Second Poetry Book Contest wins an immediate cash prize of $3,000 and publication

Submission dates: Nov 1, 2019–Feb 18, 2020

This contest is open to writers who have either never published a full-length book of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry, so that the winning book would become a poet’s first or second published full-length book of poetry. Writers who have published two or more full-length books of poetry are NOT eligible. (Chapbooks do not count and non-poetry books do not count.)

Submissions should be 40–120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-70 pages long.)

Colleagues, students, and close friends of any previous judge are not eligible.

Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 24, 2019, at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee is $27. For $3 extra to cover shipping cost, entrants who provide a U.S. mailing address may choose to receive this contest’s winning book or any current Omnidawn book (including 4 PEN USA winning books). A complete list of all current Omnidawn poetry books is available at www.omnidawn.com/shop

Established in 2008, this was Omnidawn’s first book contest. The 2019 winner will be announced in August 2020, and Omnidawn expects to publish the winning book in October 2021.

To view details http://omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm Omnidawn Poetry Contests helpful additional details and submission procedures below that are virtually identical for all Omnidawn Poetry Book Contests.