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Friday, November 22, 2019

2020 UNT RILKE PRIZE

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2020 UNT RILKE PRIZE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submission period open from August 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

An annual award of $10,000 recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), a writer whose work embodies the qualities of ambition, intellectual and imaginative scope, and technical mastery we seek to recognize.

UNT Rilke Prize Recipients:

  • Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry
  • Work must be original poetry written in English
  • Eligible books must have been published between November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019
  • Books may be submitted by presses or by writers themselves and must be postmarked by November 30, 2019
  • Each submission must include 3 copies of the book and a completed entry form
  • Chapbooks are not considered previous publications
  • Self-published books will not be considered
  • Finalists may be asked to submit further copies
  • Books will not be returned
  • The winner will travel to Texas to give readings at UNT and in the DFW metroplex on April 1-2, 2020. UNT will pay for travel expenses. The author must also allow portions of the winning work to be reproduced for promoting the award. Poets who enter the prize must agree to these terms in order to accept the prize.


Judging

The prize will be judged by UNT's poetry faculty.

Submission Requirements

Authors or publishers will mail completed entry form with three copies of the book submission to address below.

Click here to download and complete the entry form.

Mail entry form and submission to:

UNT Rilke Prize
Department of English
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311307
Denton, TX 76203-5017

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