CONTESTS

THE HOPPER POETRY PRIZE


 
 

 

The Hopper, a literary magazine from Green Writers Press, is accepting submissions of full-length manuscripts to its 2018 Hopper Poetry Prize from March 1 through July 1, 2018. This contest is open to poets with an identified interest in the natural world and whose work explores issues tied to our ever-changing environment. The winning poetry manuscript will be published by Green Writers Press as a collection in 2019. The winning poet will also receive $500 in prize money.

The winner of the 2018 Hopper Poetry Prize will be selected by Amie Whittemore

Amie Whittemore is a poet, educator, and the author of Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press). She is also co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series and assistant editor at Poem of the Week. An instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, she holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BA), Lewis and Clark College (MAT), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (MFA). Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Rattle, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. Read an interview with Amie here.

 

 

The competition is open to all poets, regardless of publication history. Publication is contingent on the poet’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

There is an entry fee of $25, and manuscripts may be uploaded via Submittable. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:
1.   Submissions must be original, book-length poetry manuscripts written in the English language. Translations are not accepted.
2.   Poets may submit several manuscripts, but an entry fee must be paid for each submission.
3.   The manuscript must be a minimum of 45 pages and a maximum of 90 pages in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem must start on a new page.
4.   When formatting the manuscript, please make it legible. All documents must be typed/word-processed. Please select a standard typeface (such as Bodoni, Garamond, or Times New Roman) in at least 12-point type. Manuscripts may be single-spaced, double-spaced, or 1.5-spaced.
5.   The Hopper Poetry Prize reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

 

Schedule of Proceedings:

March 1, 2018–July 1, 2018: Submissions open
July 2018: Deliberations
July 31, 2018: Winner notified
August 1, 2018: Winner announced
Fall–Winter 2018: Editing and designing of book
2019: Book published



 
 Ralph Black's  Bloom and Laceration  was the winner of the 2017 Hopper Poetry Prize. It is now available from Green Writers Press.

Ralph Black's Bloom and Laceration was the winner of the 2017 Hopper Poetry Prize. It is now available from Green Writers Press.

 
 John Saad's  Longleaf  was the winner of the 2016 Hopper Prize for Young Poets. It is now available from Green Writers Press.

John Saad's Longleaf was the winner of the 2016 Hopper Prize for Young Poets. It is now available from Green Writers Press.

 

View previous contest winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions here.