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TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: Arkansas

The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series seeks to highlight a first full-length collection by an emerging poet from each state in the southern U.S.

General Guidelines

· Submissions are open December 1 – February 28 (11:59pm).

· Open to any poet born in Arkansas, or currently residing in Arkansas, who has not yet published a full-length collection of poetry. The author may have published chapbooks or books in other genres.

· There is no fee to enter.

· There are no formal restrictions, we welcome poetry of any style/form.

· Open to any poet writing in English. Translations are not eligible.

· Poems may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.

· Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify TRP immediately by withdrawing the manuscript via Submittable if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

· Current and former students and faculty of Sam Houston State University are not eligible. 

· Submissions are accepted through Submittable only.

· Winner will receive a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Manuscript Guidelines

· Manuscripts must be between 50 and 100 pages in length.

· Please include a table of contents, title page, acknowledgments page, and page numbers.

· No more than one poem per page.

· Submit as a .pdf, .docx, or .doc file format.

· No revisions will be accepted once the manuscript is uploaded.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.