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$25.00 USD

Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics is happy to announce the second season of the Test Site Poetry Series. A prize of $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press will be given for a new, full length collection of poetry. 

The Test Site Poetry Series is open to all writers, regardless of previous publication, though we don't accept manuscripts that have already been published. All submissions must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, but we will consider “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books.

Series editor Claudia Keelan, along with series board members Sherwin Bitsui, Donald Revell, Sasha Steensen, and Ronaldo V. Wilson will choose the winning book. 

As our series title suggests, we’re looking for manuscripts that engage the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. 

The winning book will demonstrate an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches.

The reading fee is $25 for each manuscript submitted. Your name and contact information must not be included anywhere in the manuscript or it will be disqualified. Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable. If poems in the manuscript have been previously published, enclose an acknowledgements page.

The winning book will be announced in December and published by the University of Nevada Press in the fall of 2020.

Visit our website to read more about the series and Interim.