The Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize is open until November 15, 2018.
The winning writer will receive $3000 ($2000 prize + $1000 towards book tour expenses) and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press and nationally distributed by Louisiana State University Press. In addition, the winning writer will be invited to the University of Central Missouri, where Pleiades Press is housed, to launch a book tour.
Judge: Traci Brimhall.
Reading Fee: $25. All entrants to the contest will receive a free copy of a collection of poems published by Pleiades Press (to addresses in the United States.)
This contest is open to all writers. Poetry collections must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, nor are “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books. Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable.