Literature Litscene

Lit-Scene: America’s Premiere First Book Prize

September 23, 2015

Hey again….found something to get your writing fingers itching……



APR/Honickman First Book Prize

An award of $3,000

Publication of a volume of poetry with an introduction by Nick Flynn

Distribution by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium

Open to all U.S. Poets

Book publication in 2016

Judge: Nick Flynn

Now Accepting Submission Online at

The winning author and all other entrants will be notified in January 2016. An announcement of the winner will appear in the March/April 2016 issue of The American Poetry Review. For complete guidelines, visit or send a self-addressed, stamp envelope to:

  • APR/Honickman First Book Prize
  • The American Poetry Review
  • The University of the Arts
  • 320 S. Broad Street, Hamilton #313
  • Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901

Entry fee $25. Manuscripts, following guidelines format, must be postmarked or submitted online between August 1 and October 31, 2015.

I just found this piece of poetry info, but you still have time to enter….so please be quick about it! Enjoy your Wednesday (Hump Day) and be blessed!

A Partnership between

The American Poetry Review & The Honickman Foundation

featured image courtesy of Belinda Witzenhausen
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