The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Sponsored by the Inlandia Institute.
One National and one Regional Winner awarded $1000 and book publication, and additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors.
Competition opens annually on February 1
The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48 – 100 pages, and the press invites all styles and forms of poetry.
Only electronic submissions accepted via Inlandia’s Submittable portal. Entries must be received online between February 1 and April 30 each year, midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. The winners will be announced in the fall for publication in the spring.
Hillary Gravendyk (1979-2014) was a beloved poet living and teaching in Southern California’s “Inland Empire” region. She wrote the acclaimed poetry book, Harm from Omnidawn Publishing (2012) and the poetry collection The Naturalist (Anchiote Press, 2008). A native of Washington State, she was an admired Assistant Professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals such as American Letters & Commentary, The Bellingham Review, The Colorado Review, The Eleventh Muse, Fourteen Hills, MARY, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Octopus Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky and Sugar House Review. She was awarded a 2015 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Your Ghost,” which appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She leaves behind many devoted colleagues, friends, family and beautiful poems. Hillary Gravendyk passed away on May 10, 2014 after a long illness. This contest has been established in her memory.