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2013 Furniture Press Poetry Prize for a Full-Length Collection of Poetry
and its Derivatives
Deadline: Postmark by September 1, 2012
Judge: Thomas Devaney
Thomas Devaney is the author of two poetry collections, A Series of Small
Boxes (Fish Drum) and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press),
and a nonfiction book, Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ Folios). Recent poems
have been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Zoland Poetry, The Awl, and BOMB
Magazine. His essays on art have been published by Tibor de Nagy Gallery,
the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the artblog. His poetry reviews have
been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jacket, Double Change, and The
Poetry Project Newsletter. He teaches at Haverford College and is the
editor of ONandOnScreen (poems + videos). Devaney’s book The Picture that
Remains, with photographer Will Brown, is forthcoming from The Print Center
The 2013 Furniture Press Poetry Prize will be awarded to the writer that
best exemplifies the poetics and particularities of Furniture Press Books’
aesthetics. This year, Thomas Devaney graciously accepted the role of judge.
The judge will read anonymous, unidentifiable texts. Only the editors of
Furniture Press Books will know the identity of the applicants and his/her
work. Each text will be assigned a number and distributed to the judge.
After the initial round of readings the judge will assign one finalist. The
winner of the Prize will receive a publishing contract in which the winning
manuscript will be published as a full length collection in 2013. The poet
will also receive 20 copies of the book. A subsequent round of readings
will also take place to examine the “highest tier” of applicants. In the
past, some writers who had submitted to the prize but lost were ultimately
considered for publication because of their outstanding work. Submitting to
the contest is also a good way to alert the editors of Furniture Press
Books to greater possibilities for publication.
Please follow these guidelines when submitting an application:
1. Send one unpublished manuscript per entry. Include a cover letter with
your name, address, eMail and short bio. Do not put your name nor the title
of your submission on the pages of the manuscript. Multiple submissions per
writer are accepted, but please send a separate submission/fee for each
2. Submit a $10 fee per manuscript at
furniturepressbooks.com/furniture-press-poetry-prize. Be sure to also give
us your name and the title of your manuscript in the PayPal notes field.
100% of the cash goes to the pressing and publishing of the winning book.
Editors and judges do not get kickbacks. Please send checks or money orders
only, made out to Furniture Press Books, if you are submitting a physical
copy or choose not to use PayPal.
3. There are two ways to submit your manuscript:
Postal. Send manuscripts and checks to Furniture Press Books care of
FPPP2013, 2026 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Electronic Submission. Send manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org in DOC, RTF
or PDF format. Write “FPPP2013 / [name] / [title]” in the subject heading.
We strongly encourage you to send us work. It’s also a very good way to
catch the attention of the editors who may want to publish your work in the
future, despite whether or not you win the prize.