June 2017

Judged by D.A. Powell

Rescue Press presents the Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. Submissions will be accepted between June 1st and June 30th.

To enter, attach your manuscript to an email (.pdf only, please) addressed to: A cover letter may be included in the body of the email if you would like to briefly introduce yourself or include any notes. Your name should not appear in the manuscript (including the title page); finalists are read blind by the judge. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify the editors if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Students or close friends of the judge are ineligible.

Rescue Press supports an offer-what-you-will payment method; you are not required to pay a fee in order to enter the contest but donations are appreciated and go toward publishing the winning manuscript(s). Results of the Black Box Poetry Prize will be announced by Fall 2017 on our website and via email. Let us know if you have questions.

D.A. POWELL is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Useless Landscape, Or a Guide For Boys, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. His other books include the trilogy, Tea, Lunch,and Cocktails. His poetry collection, Chronic, received the Kingsley Tufts Award and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. A graduate of the Writers’ Workshop, Powell’s honors have included fellowships from the Millay Conoly, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the James Michener Foundation. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University, Powell has taught at Columbia University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Davidson College, and New England College. He teaches at the University of San Francisco.