On 6-29-06, Poets and Writers Magazine just named Sand Tseng (of Pittsburgh) as one of four poets were recently named winners of the 32nd annual "Discovery"/the Nation Poetry Prizes. James Richardson, Laurie Sheck, and Elizabeth Spires judged.
The prizes, sponsored by the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the Nation, are given to poets who have not yet published a book of poems.
Congratulations to Sand, not only for the quality of the work, but also for managing to successfully jump through some somewhat demanding guideline hoops to qualify:
The 2007 guidelines/deadlines are already up:The Discovery/The Nation Poetry prize seems like an interesting opportunity for emerging poets.
You cannot have had a chapbook or book previously published, either self-published or by another small or large press. The deadline is Friday, January 19th, 2007 and requires 4 copies of a 10 page manuscript, and at least 2 of those poems must be previously unpublished. You actually get to use staples this time to hold your manuscript together. $8 entry fee, which is around the industry average, it seems.
No word yet on any other details of Tseng's winning text or precisely when it will see print, but we'll keep an eye out for it.