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2007 De Novo Winner
Michelle Bitting’s Good Friday Kiss
2008 De Novo Winner
Jason Koo’s Man On Extremely
2010 De Novo Winner
Elizabeth Knapp’s The Spite House
2009 De Novo Winner
Sara Burge's Apocalypse Ranch
2011 De Novo Winner
Martin Ott’s Captive
$20 entry fee (Paypal works best, but we’re open to other e-
just let us know!)
Answers to FAQs:
Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable with appropriate entry fees.
No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication.
Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published.
Authors must not have previously published a full-
Translations are ineligible.
All submissions will be vetted by editorial assistants and C&R editors. Final decision will be by the guest judge. (This year’s judge is VIVIAN SHIPLEY)
What are we looking for in this contest?
It’s simple. We want poetry that kicks ass. We want poetry that excites us. We want poetry that threatens our preconceived notions of what poetry is.
This year’s guest judge who will make the final decision on which manuscript wins? Vivian Shipley.
1) Send us the entire manuscript to DENOVO (at) CRPRESS (dot) ORG as a .pdf, .doc, or docx. .
2) Send us your entry fee via Paypal.
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Click the button to pay your entry fee!
Winner gets $500 and 20 copies
Winning book also receives:
Advance Reading Copies (to be sent to local, regional, and national reviewers)
Marketing Campaign (social media and print)
Significant Editorial Attention
Finalists will also be strongly considered for publication by C&R Press.