BLACK BOX POETRY PRIZE
JUNE 2018 / JUDGE: JOS CHARLES
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, 2018.
To enter, attach your manuscript to an email (.pdf only, please) addressed to: email@example.com. 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 2018 on our website and via email. Let us know if you have questions.
2018 Judge: jos charles is a trans poet, translator, editor, and author of feeld, a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah (forthcoming September 2018) and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press). charles has poetry published (and/or publications forthcoming) with POETRY, Poem-a-Day, PEN, Washington Square Review, BLOOM, Denver Quarterly, Action Yes, The Feminist Wire, The Capilano Review, and elsewhere. charles’ writing has been featured on BitchMedia, Entropy, LUNA LUNA, Medium, GLAAD, LAMBDA Literary, Original Plumbing, and elsewhere. In 2016 she received the Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship through the Poetry Foundation. In 2015 she received the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship. jos charles has an MFA from the University of Arizona. She currently resides in Long Beach, CA.
Rescue Press reads submissions twice a year. In June, we read for the Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. In January, we read for our Open Prose Series, which publishes one work a year of nonfiction, fiction, or sui generis prose and aims to support the wider discussion of contemporary literary prose. To receive notifications for these contests, please join our mailing list.