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The Akron Series in Poetry was founded to bring to the public writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Each year, The University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives a cash prize and publication of his, her, or their book. The final selection will be made by a nationally prominent poet. Other manuscripts may also be considered for publication in the series.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1995

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 April 2023* (approx. 73 days from now) through 15 June 2023. 6
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection48 - 90 pages.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 09 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Dec 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Sep 2014

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