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Concrete Wolf Louis Poetry Book Award     [CLOSED]

Poetry book award for poets age 50 and over regardless of previous publication history.

This award is named in honor of Lana Hechtman Ayers' grandfather, who began writing poetry in English very late in life. Grampa Louis' words helped inspire Lana's love of poetry.


Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023

Prize: 100 Copies of a full-length, perfect-bound book

Reading Fee: $15.

Final Judge: Lana Hechtman Ayers

Submission Guidelines

We like a collection that feels more like a whole than a sampling of work. We have no preference as to formal or free verse.

55 to 75 pages of poetry, plus a table of contents and acknowledgements (if applicable).

Please number all your pages.

Please do not include any identifying information in the manuscript.

Submissions via Submittable.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions okay.

Notify us by email if you need to remove your book from consideration.

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For a copies of our previous publications, see our publications page.