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2020 Perugia Press Prize
for a First or Second Book by a Woman

Prize: $1000 and publication
Submit manuscripts between August 1 and November 15, 2019
We're using Submittable this year - please consider sending us your work!


Come on out to Northampton, MA to hear Abby E. Murray and Karen Skolfield
read at the Northampton Center for the Arts tonight, Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm


We publish one book a year, the winner of the Perugia Press Prize, and these are just a few of our winners over the years. The 2020 contest         is open until November 15. Your book could be next!

up now at ESME. Thanks to reviewer Cheryl Dumesnil for her
thoughtful response to Perugia's latest release. Here's an excerpt: 
"Murray shares her unique (and deeply feminist) take on the pressures, ceremonies, and rites of passage in military life. But it would be a mistake to think this book is only for military spouses. The themes Murray explores will resonate with anyone brave enough to risk loving in the face of loss, anyone who calls B.S. on oppressive social systems, anyone who has felt like an outsider, anyone who opens her heart equally to both the beauty and the pain in this world."

photo credit Jenny L. Miller

Events TODAY & MONDAY in support of Hail and Farewell:

Poetry Salon at Smith College
Friday, November 8, 12:00-1:00
Smith College Poetry Center, Wright Hall, Northampton, MA 
Veterans Day Poetry Reading 
Monday, November 11, 7:00-8:30
featuring Pamela Hart, Abby E. Murray & Fran Richey
McNally Jackson Books, Southstreet Seaport Location, NYC

PO Box 60364, Florence, MA  01062