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Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1998


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Open to poetry submissions through 31 October 2020 (150.6 days from now). 2
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection48 - 96 pages.
Winner's Prize:
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Professional advance (US$2000 or more) + No royalties Professional advance (US$2000 or more). No royalties.
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Last Updated: 19 Mar 2020
Last Checked: 13 May 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Jan 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Jan 2012

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