The boaat book prize


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The boaat book prize


WINNER OF THE 2018 BOAAT BOOK PRIZE

Finalists

“The Flesh Between Us” by Tory Adkisson

“The Fish and the Dove” by Mary-Kim Arnold (selected for publication elsewhere!)

“Portrait as Disorder” by torrin greathouse

“Litany as a Life Raft” by Jeremy Morris

“The Encyclopedia Britannica for Homosexual Boys” by D. Gilson

“Tales of a Distance” by Andrew Gottlieb

“The Moon’s Face Grows Slighter” by Alyssa Jewell

“Preferred Internal Landscape” by Emma Wood

“Same After Life” by Tony Mancus

“Pax Americana” by Andrew Collard

“Ghost Family” by Suzanne Manizza Roszak

“To an Imagined Us” by Jaydn DeWald

“Count Four” by Keith Kopka

“To Bend So Terribly” by Dana Alsamsam

“Lilly of the Valley” by Ines Pujos

“Muzzle” by Brian Clifton

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The 2019 BOAAT BOOK PRIZE

 

The BOAAT BOOK PRIZE is awarded annually to an emerging poet who has not previously published a book of poems.

WHEN: Submissions open April 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019 (ends at 11:59 EST)

GUEST JUDGE: TBD

GUIDELINES: 

  • poets writing in the English language are eligible

  • poets are not eligible to submit a manuscript if they have studied with the guest judge in full-time accredited courses or know the guest judge on a personal level

  • manuscripts should be 48 to 75 pages of poetry, submitted in .docx or PDF formats only, but we're flexible

  • do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript

  • do not include an acknowledgments or dedication page

  • the author's biography is collected separately in the Submittable cover letter

  • simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters are asked to notify BOAAT Press immediately if a manuscript is picked up for publication elsewhere

  • manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period

  • submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each

READING FEE: $25.00 paid through Submittable

READING PROCESS: Each year we bring on three new readers to screen submissions. All of our preliminary readers are poets who have graduated from an MFA program or beyond, and also have a collection of poems. They'll select fifteen of the best manuscripts to send our judge. 

PUBLICATION FOR THE WINNING BOOK:

  • a foreword by the Judge

  • a $1,000 honorarium

  • 50 free copies

  • the book will be slated for publication around December of 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS: August/September 2019 

FINALISTS: If we have the funds to publish one or two more books from the finalists' list then those will be selected by the team of readers and the editor-in-chief of BOAAT Press.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submittable

 
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2017 BOAAT BOOK PRIZE RESULTS

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WINNER

Redwork by Jessica Fjeld

Selected by Dean Young

Jessica Fjeld is the author of Redwork (BOAAT Press, 2018), which was selected by Dean Young as the winner of the 2017 BOAAT Book Prize, and the chapbooks The Tide (Pilot Books, 2010) and On animate life (Poetry Society of America, 2006), for which she received the PSA's Chapbook Fellowship. In 2015, she was awarded a "Discovery" Poetry Prize by the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the Boston Review. Her poems have appeared in ConduitH_NGM_N, iOjubilatPoetrySixth Finch, and elsewhere. A graduate of the UMass-Amherst MFA program for Poets & Writers and Columbia Law School, she lives in Boston with her family, where she works as a lawyer and teacher.

 

FINALISTS

Moon on Roam by Melissa Barrett

Throwing the Crown by Jacob Saenz

 

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