G.C. Waldrep’s most recent books are a collection, feast gently; a long poem, Testament, and a chapbook, Susquehanna. He lives in Lewisburg, PA, where he teaches at Bucknell University and edits the journal West Branch. From 2007 to 2018 he served as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.
The New Southern Voices Poetry Prize is open to poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection. Entrants must currently reside in and have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prizewinner is announced.)
Manuscripts should be between 48-120 pages for this contest. Submissions will be taken through online submission only. All manuscripts will be read anonymously by first-level judges and eight finalists will be submitted to G.C. Waldrep for a selection of a winner. This contest is guided by the CLMP Code of Ethics.
Previous winners of the New Southern Voices Poetry Book Prize include Rodeo in Reverse by Lindsey Alexander (2018), Wedding Pulls by J.K. Daniels (2016), and Pantry by Lilah Hegnauer (2014). Hub City Press will publish the winning book in early 2020.