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When is it too late?


I love this cartoon by Michelle Rial. What helps you keep going and feeling it is not too late? Share in the comments below!


And I wanted to share: a wonderful opportunity for women poets over the age of 50. (I am not connected to this--just the messenger.


2019 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize: A Poetry Contest for Women Over Age 50

Deadline: December 31, 2019 (Midnight Hawaii Time!)

Judges: The editors of Two Sylvias Press-- Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy

Prize: $1000 and publication by Two Sylvias Press (print book and a vintage art nouveau pendant).

The Wilder Series Book Prize is open to women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant. Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications. (We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.)

All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Please read the complete guidelines below before submitting your manuscript.

Submission Requirements:

Please submit an original, unpublished full-length manuscript of poetry (no translations or previously self-published books). Individual poems may have been previously published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Open to: Women over the age of 50 (born on or before December 31, 1969)

Length: 48-80 pages of poems (One poem per page. Note: poems can be longer than one page, we just want to make sure each poem begins on its own page and that two poems are never included on the same page.)

Manuscript should include a table of contents and an acknowledgments page for previously published poems.

Poet's name should not appear in the manuscript.

A poet may submit more than one manuscript for consideration. Submit additional manuscript(s) in a separate email(s) and include submission fee(s).

Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please notify Two Sylvias Press immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

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