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Announcing the 14th annual Littoral Press Poetry Prize

The winner will receive 50 letterpress-printed broadsides of the winning poem. Three honorable mentions will each choose an earlier Littoral Press broadside.

$10 entry fee for one poem, $5 each additional (may be previously published). Maximum length: 30 lines. Mail check & poems to 622 26th Street, Richmond, CA 94804, postmarked by 8/16/21. Include a separate cover sheet with your contact info & title(s); do not put your name on the poems. No information regarding your previous publications is needed. Poems will be recycled, not returned. Final judge: Lawrence Tjernell. Results will be announced at by 9/30/21, and the winning entries will be posted here.

Lawrence Tjernell is the principal editor at Longship Press, a small-press independent publishing company located in Marin County, California. He has edited and published poetry collections such as Penumbra, by Lisa Rappoport, Catwalk, by Meryl Natchez, The thing Itself, by Terry Lucas and Gary Topper, and This Poem Is a Dance, by David Rollison. In addition, he is the editor of the literary journal Nostos in which he has published poetry by Jane Hirshfield, Louise Glück, B. H. Fairchild,  Alicia Ostriker, and many others.