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2019 Submission Guidelines

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Final Judge: C. G. Hanzlicek

Award: $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is open to any poet writing in English. We are accepting original, previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscripts that are 48-80 pages in length, with no more than one poem per page.

Please read the complete guidelines (.doc, 42 KB) before submitting your manuscript. Submissions are accepted July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 only.

Visit our Submittable page to submit your manuscript online. The online entry fee is $28.

The postal mail entry fee is $25, and checks should be made payable to "Fresno State -- Levine Prize." To submit your manuscript via postal mail, you can send it to:

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
Fresno State, Dept of English
5245 N. Backer Ave. PB98
Fresno, CA 93740-8001


Please contact the contest coordinator, Corrinne Clegg Hales, or contact the Levine Prize staff. Phone: 559.278.1569.