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

Prize: $1000 and publication

Entry must be submitted electronically
or postmarked no later than November 15, 2012.
by Amanda Auchter
Winner of the 2012 Perugia Press Prize, Amanda Auchter finds the moments in a long history that magnify images of strangeness, irony, and wonder, and creates a lush, present, and morally serious whole.
What brings you back is
not the ruin
of mosquito fever, flood, the history
of bodies hung by the neck in trees,
but how the river collects daylight, the sound
of trumpets in late afternoon.
(from "The City That Care Forgot")
Read a sample poem and buy the book.   Click here.
Amanda Auchter has many readings scheduled—from Los Angeles to Massachusetts.  Check out when she'll be near you.
NEWS about GLOSS, by Ida Stewart
“Even at her most playful, Ida Stewart brings deep feeling and serious insight to the page." —The Journal
Here's a cool new trailer for the book, just like for a movie. Watch it now!

Ida Stewart reads from and answer questions about her book.  Check it out.
Pulling It All Together:
Preparing Your Poetry Manuscript for Publication
Personal Manuscript Reviews by Perugia Press Editor Susan Kan. 
Susan looks at more than 500 manuscripts each year.  She knows what affects how well a manuscript is received in a contest—from its physical presentation to the overall cohesiveness of the poetry.  She offers a personal manuscript review service for individualized feedback on poetry manuscripts.

“You nailed what was bothering me about my poetry and why I’ve been uninspired for some time. I appreciate all your suggestions and am quite fond of the prompts you suggested.”            —Sarah Conover, May 2011
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