BOA Editions is excited to partner with Backbone Press for this year's Lucille Clifton Prize! The Lucille Clifton annual poetry contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her.
Backbone Press will be accepting submissions of up to (3) unpublished poems via a submission form on their website. Submitted poems cannot be under consideration by any other publisher. Submission will be accepted April 15th-June 15th. Judge Camille Dungy will select one winner of this year's prize. The winner will receive publication on Backbone Press's website, a $500 prize, and a set of (3) poetry collections by Lucille Clifton courtesy of BOA Editions. Visit Backbone Press's website to learn more about the 2018 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize.
Good luck, poets!