The 19th Gival Press Poetry Award-2019
December 15, 2019 (postmarked).
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date. Please note that the winner will be published in 2020.
Open to all, national and international poets.
Forms or Style of Poetry:
Original work, not a translation of someone else's poetry. Open to any form or style; simply good poetry.
Length of Manuscript:
At least 45 typed pages of poetry, on one side only.
Status of the Winning Manuscript:
The manuscript as a whole shall not have been published before. However, include an acknowledgment sheet to indicate any previously published poems in the collection (poem/journal/date). It is the responsibility of the poet to secure the right to publish previously published poems.
Format for Submittal:
Include a separate cover sheet with name, title of manuscript, address (street, city, state, electronic mail), and phone number. The poet's name should not appear on the pages of the ms. The numbered pages should be clipped together. Please be sure that your package is securely sealed.
If the manuscript wins, the poet must make the manuscript available to Gival Press on an IBM-compatible CD or USB in Rich Text Format (RTF)â€”this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer disk.
A short bio should be included.
Always keep a copy of your manuscript; materials will not be returned and will be recycled after the judging.
$20.00 (USD) by personal check or USA money order payable to:
Gival Press, LLC.
International entrants must send a check drawn on a USA bank routed through a USA address, such as Bank of America; no international money orders are acceptable.
Please note that Gival Press can also accept the entry free by major credit card; however, we only take credit card information by phone (703.351.0079).
Gival Press Poetry Award