Lily Prizes and Nominations

ANNOUNCING The Paul Nemser Book Prize.

Paul Nemser’s most recent collection, A Thousand Curves, is forthcoming from Red Mountain Press in spring 2021. His book Taurus, which won the New American Poetry Prize, was published by New American Press in 2013. His chapbook of prose poems, Tales of the Tetragrammaton, was published by Mayapple Press in 2014. In the 1970’s he co-translated two books of Ukrainian poetry. Nemser’s poems have appeared widely in magazines such as AGNI, Blackbird , Linebreak, Poetry, and TriQuarterly . This prize is named for a master of the lyric narrative. He is published widely and we encourage you to read some of his work at your convenience.

Submission guidelines for The Paul Nemser Book Prize can be found on Submittable.

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Submissions are open for the Paul Nemser Book Prize annually from February 1 to March 31st. 

The inaugural judge for this contest is Tom Daley. Tom Daley is a widely acclaimed workshop leader in the Boston area and online. Recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry, his poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, WitnessPoetry Ireland Review, museum of americana, and elsewhere. He is the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget—Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and In His Ecstasy—The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs as one-man shows. FutureCycle Press published House You Cannot Reach—Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems, in the summer of 2015.

Lily Poetry Review Poetry Prize: Single poem

Submission guidelines for the Lily Poetry Prize can be found on our submissions guidelines page. The Prize is officially closed and will re-open in September 2021. Proud member of CLMP.