Amazon Publishing Announces the Little A Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

The first Little A Poetry Contest will be judged by Cornelius Eady,
Jericho Brown and Kimiko Hahn

The winner will be awarded $5,000 and a publishing contract with
Little A

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)–Today, Amazon Publishing announced a call for submissions
for the Little A Poetry Contest, dedicated to the discovery of emerging
poets. The contest will be judged by the acclaimed poets Cornelius Eady,
Jericho Brown and Kimiko Hahn. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize
money and a publishing contract featuring a $2,000 advance with Little
A, Amazon Publishing’s literary imprint.

Today through December 20, 2015, poets who have published no more than
one book of poetry can submit their full-length collections for
consideration to LittleAPoetry@amazon.com.
The judges will select a winner based on the quality of writing,
strength and originality of content, and creativity of language. The
winner will be announced in the spring of 2016 and Little A expects to
publish the winner’s manuscript in paperback and eBook in the spring of
2017. Little A Editor and Pushcart Prize-winning poet Morgan Parker will
edit the winner’s book.

“As part of Little A’s commitment to the discovery of new literary
talent, we’re expanding to become a home for emerging poets and their
work,” said David Blum, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Little A. “We
hope this open call for submissions will lead to a new and vibrant
showcase for poetry collections. We’re especially pleased that three
prominent American poets—Cornelius Eady, Jericho Brown and Kimiko
Hahn—serve as the judges for the first Little A Poetry Contest.”

“I’m overjoyed to be involved with this contest and look forward to
reading the submissions,” said Jericho Brown, one of the three judges
for the 2015 Little A Poetry Contest. “There are so many talented
emerging poets working today that are deserving of an audience and I’m
excited to help get their work published.”

For submission guidelines and Official Rules for the Little A Poetry
Contest please visit www.amazon.com/LittleAPoetry.
Amazon Publishing is a brand used by Amazon Content Services LLC and
Amazon Media EU Sarl.

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AmazonEncore, Amazon Publishing, Grand Harbor Press, Jet City
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Thomas & Mercer, Two Lions, and Waterfall Press.

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