Marick Press Poetry Prize
Marick Press Poetry Prize

The Fourth Marick Press Poetry Prize Competition

POETRY PRIZE

The annual Marick Press Poetry prize will be closed for poetry manuscript submissions until 2015. Submissions will be accepted from anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad (translations are not eligible for this prize) starting in October 2015. All entries must be postmarked by October 14, 2016. Send your submissions and entry fee of $20 to: Marick Press Managing Editor. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 36253, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

MARICK PRESS POETRY PRIZE

Judging Process

  • Submissions are logged into a database by an assistant not associated with the reading process that registers the personal address information of the entrant, the title of the manuscript, and assigns it a number. Manuscripts are kept in the Marick Press office and signed out to the readers, who are editors or board members (the editorial board) and other published poets associated with the Marick Press Poetry Prize.
  • Decisions about advancement of manuscripts are made as a board. Only 10 to 15 finalist manuscripts are sent to the final judge. This year only 10 manuscripts were sent to the Judge.
  • After the judge has selected the winner, we compile lists of the semifinalists and finalists to be included in the notification letter, which goes out to all entrants who have supplied a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The press may select or not select finalists for publication.
  • The Press will announce finalists and the winner of the Fourth Marick Press Poetry Prize on March 1, 2016.
  • Marick Press adopts the CLMP Code of Ethics:

The CLMP Code of Ethics: CLMP's community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines -- defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

 

2012 Marick Press Poetry Prize Competition

2012 Marick Press Poetry Prize winner:

Red Flower White Flower by Jennifer Tseng
The winner receives $1,000 and publication of their submission with Marick Press as one of the Spring 2013 releases. Judge: Derick Burleson

2011 Marick Press Poetry Prize Competition

Marick Press Poetry Prize finalists:
Waiting for the End of the World by Elizabeth Colen
Names of the Rain by Reg Saner
Camouflage for the Neighborhood by Lorene Delany-Ullman
SWEETIE, SWEETIE by Margot Wizansky
Bees are Waiting by Karina Borowicz
Desk on Fire by Lynne Potts of Boston, MA
Red Dirt Jesus by Rachel Contreni Flynn
Standard Procedure for my Body Double by Jared Harel

2011 Marick Press Poetry Prize winner:

Bees are Waiting by Karina Borowicz
The winner receives $1,000 and publication of their submission with Marick Press as one of the Spring 2012 releases. Judge: Franz Wright

2010 Marick Press Poetry Prize Competition

Marick Press Poetry Prize finalists:
Apocalypse Ranch by Sara Burge of Springfield, MO
Our List of Solutions by Carrie Oeding of Houston, TX
Charlotte Bronte, You Ruined my Life by Barbara Louise Ungar of Saratoga Springs, NY
Raking Leaves by Gayle Reed Carroll of Pittsburgh, PA
Getting to Shore by Lynne Potts of Boston, MA
Red Dirt Jesus by Ray McManus of Lexington, SC
Hundred by Garreth Doherty of Charleston, SC
Chekhov Makes Love at a Distance by Jack Coulehan, Setauket, NY

2010 Marick Press Poetry Prize winner:

Red Dirt Jesus by Ray McManus of Lexington, SC
The winner receives $1,000 and publication of their submission with Marick Press as one of the Spring 2011 releases. Judge: Alicia Ostriker

 

 

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Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
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Rochester, MI 48309 
  
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