"[P]oetry makes nothing happen: it survives, / [...] a way of happening, a mouth." -W. H. Auden

Friday, September 10, 2010

Announcing Asheville Poetry Review's William Matthews Poetry Prize

Beginning September 1, 2010 through January 15, 2011, Asheville Poetry Review will be accepting entries for the first annual William Matthews Poetry Prize.

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: Sebastian Matthews (poet, memoirist, and son of William Matthews)

The final judging process will be “blind” (all identifying information will be removed from the poems).

All submissions will be considered for publication.

Postmark Deadline: January 15, 2011

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