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Philip Levine Prize for Poetry: Deadline to Submit

September 30, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT


The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest — open to any poet writing in English (except current or former students or faculty of Fresno State) — offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press, a Florida-based press that has been publishing poetry for more than 45 years.

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Final judge: Juan Felipe Herrera

Award: $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press

Visit our Submittable page to submit your manuscript online.

Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.


The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry seeks previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscripts and is open to any poet writing in English.

  • Individual poems in a contest manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Translations are ineligible for this prize, as well as previously self-published books.
  • Current and former faculty and students of California State University, Fresno are ineligible.
  • Close friends and family members of the final judge are also ineligible.