The Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry
James Longenbach, judge
Submissions accepted January 1 - March 31
The prize is for a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet, regardless of publication history. $1000.00 plus publication and a reading in NYC. Guidelines are here.
June Reading Period
Submissions accepted June 1 - 30
Poetry and short fiction
For a book-length collection of poetry written in English, regardless of publication history. We will also read short story collections, and consider novellas of between 80 - 200 pages (or thereabouts).
Publication and a reading in NYC.
$28.00 reading fee.
Submit online or by mail between June 1 - June 30. Click here for guidelines.
It's No Contest
Submissions accepted November 15- December 15
No reading fee.
For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a NYC resident (5 boroughs) for a first or second collection of poems. Email us for information. You may also submit your work to us during our other regular periods.
Throughout the Year
Query first before sending your work.
We will, if we can, read your work at other times during the year. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can accommodate your schedule. Note: it's always best to send to us during our regular reading periods. Your work will not receive "special attention" if you submit to us outside of our normal reading periods.
Our readers rotate throughout the year so that your work can receive a fresh read in the event that you submit to us multiple times. Our readers hold an MFA, and/or work as editors. We do not employ readers who are students.
four way News
Look for Issue Number Three of Four Way Review on April 15, plus some great news. Visit our electronic literary journal's site.
Patrick Donnelly and Paul Lisicky
Congratulations to Patrick Donnelly's poetry collection (Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin) and Paul Lisicky's short fiction collection (Unbuilt Projects). Both are finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards.
Results will be announced on June 3. Fingers crossed!
David J. Daniels
Congratulations to David J. Daniels of Denver, Colorado who is the winner of the 2012 Intro Prize in Poetry selected by D.A. Powell. Clean will be published early in 2014 by Four Way Books.
Congratulations to Daniel Tobin whose Belated Heavens (FWB 2010) just received (September 2011) the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry.
Congratulations to Rigoberto González who won the 2011 Shelley Memorial Prize of the Poetry Society of America.
We are proud to announce that Monica Youn's Ignatz was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry. Congratulations Monica!
Congratulations to Debra Allbery who won the 2010 Grub Street National Poetry Prize for Fimbul-Winter.
Congratulations to Joel Brouwer recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Four Way Books is proud to announce that Meg Kearney, author of Home By Now, is the winner of The L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award in Poetry. Established by The Boston Globe in 1975, and co-sponsored by PEN New England, the award is given for the best book of poetry by a New England author or with a New England setting. Congratulations to Meg!
Four Way Books is delighted to announce that Tina Chang has been appointed Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. (Tina is the second Four Way Books author to be Brooklyn's Poet Laureate. D. Nurkse held the position for several years.) Tina is the author of Half Lit Houses and the forthcoming Of Gods & Strangers (2011). She lives in, well, Brooklyn! Congratulations Tina!
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