The competition is open until November 30, 2015
Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible.
Manuscripts must be postmarked by November 30th. They must be typed and should include a table of contents. The author’s name, address, email address, and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet only. Manuscripts will be recycled at the end of the competition. Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your submission if you wish to be notified of the results.
Manuscripts must include a $20 entry, reading, and processing fee. Checks should be made out to White Pine Press. The manuscript, along with a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that it has been received, if so desired, should be sent to:
If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to:
Manuscripts are screened by the editorial staff, and a poet of national reputation makes the final selection. The name of the final judge is not revealed until the end of the competition. We alternate between a male and a female poet each year as final judge.
Due to the large number of entries received, manuscripts cannot be returned.
Click here to learn more...2014 White Pine Press Poetry Contest Winner
White Pine Press is pleased to announce that Janet McNally has been awarded the Twentieth Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize for her manuscript Some Girls. Selected by final judge Ellen Bass, the book will be published in the fall of 2015. Ms. McNally also receives a cash prize of one thousand dollars.
Janet McNally, who teaches creative writing at Canisius College, has an MFA in fiction from the University of Notre Dame. She has been awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her writing has appeared in publications including Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, and Best New Poets 2012. She lives in Buffalo, NY with her husband and three daughters.
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