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Call for Entries

The St. Lawrence Book Award

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes are awarded on publication.

Deadline: August 31 Click Here to Submit Entry Period: July 1 - August 31 Early Bird Period: June 1 - June 30 How to submit ›

How to Submit

Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail.

All manuscripts should include a title page (including your name and contact info), table of contents, and when appropriate, an acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. Please follow the length requirements for the category to which you are submitting. Please include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note on Submittable.

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We look forward to reading your work!

2020 Winner © Emily Sousa

Kim Sousa

For ALWAYS A RELIC NEVER A RELIQUARY

Kim Sousa is a Brazilian American poet and open border radical. She was born in Goiânia, Goiás and immigrated to Austin, Texas with her family at age five. Her poems can be found in Poet Lore, EcoTheo Review, The Boiler and elsewhere. Her first book of poems, ALWAYS A RELIC NEVER A RELIQUARY, is the winner of Black Lawrence Press 2020 St. Lawrence Book Award (forthcoming July 2022). Kim is currently editing an anthology of LatinxFuturisms, Até Mais, with Alan Chazaro and Malcolm Friend. You can find Kim at kimsousawrites.com and on Twitter @kimsoandso and @LatinxFuturisms.

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