Asheville Poetry Reviewwill be accepting entries for the second annual William MatthewsPoetry Prize from September 15, 2011 through January 15, 2012 (postmark dates).
First Prize: $1,000; publication in Asheville Poetry Review; and a featured reading at the nationally acclaimed Wordfest Literary Festival.
Second Prize: $250, publication, and a featured reading at Wordfest.
Third Prize: Publication and a featured reading at Wordfest
Final Judge: David Wagoner
The final judging process will be “blind” (all identifying information will be removed from the poems).
All submissions will be considered for publication.
Send 1-3 poems, any style, any theme, any length, with a $20 entry fee (payable to Asheville Poetry Review) to: William Matthews Poetry Prize, c/o Asheville Poetry Review, PO Box 7086
Asheville, NC 28802.