The deadline for the 2024 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is June 15, 2024.

The annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry awards $2000 plus publication for a full-length poetry collection. The Prize is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. author, which includes foreign nationals living and writing in the U.S. and U.S. citizens living abroad.

Previous winners include Sara Moore Wagner, Flower Conroy, Heather Sellers, Kirsten Kaschock, Joe Wilkins, Carolyne Wright, Jim Daniels, Roy Bentley, Arianne Zwartjes, and Lynne Burris Butler. Lynx House Press has been publishing fine poetry and prose since 1975. Our titles are distributed by the University of Washington Press.

Manuscripts may include poems that have appeared in journals, magazines, or chapbooks. Poems that have previously appeared in full-length, single-author collections, are not eligible. Acknowledgments pages and author names may be included. Entries must be at least 48 pages in length. The reading fee for submitting is $28. 

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