Poems

Tenth Gate Prize Deadline is July 15

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The Tenth Gate Prize honors mid-career poets writing in English. Entry is open to authors of at least two previously published full-length poetry collections (excluding chapbooks, self-published volumes, and forthcoming titles). A prize of $1000 and publication of the full-length collection is awarded annually. Kasey Jueds serves as Series Editor; the winning manuscript is selected by an outside judge. Use our standard guidelines. Submission period: June 1 through July 15.

Leslie McGrath founded the series in 2014 to honor Jane Hirshfield’s essay collection Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and each winner’s sustained dedication to developing a unique poetics.

Direct questions to Kasey Jueds, Tenth Gate Prize Prize Series Editor, at kasey@wordworksbooks.org.

New: Fee-free submissions available! 

If you are in difficult financial straits such that the submission fee will keep you from submitting, please email editor@wordworksbooks.org for a fee waiver. Up to ten waivers will be granted.

Also! BUY A BOOK in lieu of a reading fee. After purchasing a book from our online bookstore (see menu above), forward your Paypal receipt to editor@wordworksbooks.org, and we will mark your submission manually as “Paid.” Simply ignore the Paypal prompt when uploading your submission.

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