SUBMIT: The Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers

The Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers

New York— Kundiman, Inc. is pleased to announce the inauguration of the
Kundiman Poetry Prize in partnership with Alice James Books.

The prize is open to emerging and established Asian American poets.  The
award of $2,000, publication of the winning manuscript, and sponsorship of
a reading make this a highly desirable prize.

Submissions are accepted from November 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010.
Guidelines for submission are available to http://www.kundiman.org/%
5BCLB%5D_Brightside/1.Source/
prize.html

Alice James Books is a cooperative poetry press with a mission is to seek
out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and
beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the
publishing process. For more on Alice James Books, go to
http://www.alicejamesbooks. org/

Kundiman was founded in 2002 to provide opportunities for Asian American
poets to perfect their skills through education and performance and to
promote Asian American literature as a vital part of American letters. Its
programs include a summer poetry retreat, held annually since 2004 and a
reading series in New York City.

Kundiman’s partnership with Alice James Books for The Kundiman Poetry
Prize is made possible through the support of Fordham University.  For
more information on Kundiman, go to http://www.kundiman.org

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One thought on “SUBMIT: The Kundiman Poetry Prize for Asian American writers

  1. Great to see this prize get off the ground.

    And speaking of January 15,2010: that is also the postmark deadline for the fourth edition of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, which supports the publication of a first book by a Latino/a poet.

    The final judge this year is Cuban-American poet Silvia Curbelo.

    The winning poet, in addition to a standard book contract with University of Notre Dame Press, will get $1000 and a reading at Notre Dame after the book is published.

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