Atlanta: The Texas Review Press Breakthrough Poetry Prize for Georgia Poets

There’s a no fee poetry book prize for Georgia residents who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems. The Texas Review Press Breakthrough Poetry Prize is “designed to find and champion emerging poets in every state of the American South.” Manuscripts should be 50-80 pages. The press requires a cover letter with the manuscript and two title pages–one with contact information, including e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number–and the other with the title only. An acknowledgments page for previous publications should also be included.

The Breakthrough Poetry Prize winner will have his/her manuscript published, nationally distributed via the Texas A&M University Press Consortium, and awarded twenty-five free copies upon publication.

All submissions must be sent as e-mail attachments to in one of the following formats: MS Word 1997-2003 (.doc), MS Word 2007/2010 (.docx); Rich Text Format (.rtf); or Portable Digital Format (.pdf). A short bio (75-100 words) should also be included as a separate attachment in one of the above formats. Questions may be sent to:

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012. Paul Ruffin will judge.

–Jenny Sadre-Orafai