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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Saturday, August 31, 2013

JACAR PRESS - Award For Best Poetry Book Published in 2013 AND Call for Poems on the Topic of WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?

The $500 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book published in 2013.

Submissions accepted Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Jacar Press is pleased to announce the first annual competition for the $500 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book.  The award competition is open to any poetry book published by an independent press in 2013.  All books published by a literary, university, non-profit or any press not considered one of the major commercial publishing houses  are eligible.  There is no length limit on books submitted.  No limit on how many books a poet may submit.  All submitted books must contain a Copyright page that shows a 2013 Copyright.  Books published by Jacar Press are not eligible.
Books can be submitted by the author, the press, bookstores, or readers.  To enter, send 2 copies of the book, plus a $10 reading fee, to Jacar Press, 6617 Deerview Trail,  Durham, NC 27712.  If you wish to pay by credit card, click our Contact link and use the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 1 - December 31, 2013.  The winner will be announced in April, 2014.  In addition to the $500 award, the winner will be invited to visit North Carolina for a reading and workshop.
Why is the reading fee so low?  Frankly, because we are tired of seeing poets exploited by book competitions that charge exorbitant fees.  We established this award to honor poetry, not make money for our press.
The Award is named to honor a lifetime of poetic achievement by Julie Suk, who has quietly published a body of work which rivals that of our finest poets.  Ms. Suk is the author of 5 collections of poetrymost recently Lie Down With Me: New and Selected Poems, and The Dark Takes Aim, both from Autumn house.  Her poetry has appeared in the top literary magazines in the U.S., including Ploughshares, Triquarterly, Poetry, Shenandoah, and the Georgia Review.  Her numerous awards include the Arkansas Poetry Award,  the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Award, Brockman-Campbell Book Award, the Oscar Arnold Young Award, and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine.  Questions?  Use the form on our Contact link to email us.

Entry fee can be paid via paypal. 
Email submissions to    –     jacarassist@gmail.com

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