Dear Friends of Perugia Press,
Up until now, we haven’t said enough about what the Perugia Press Prize winner receives other than book publication, so it’s high time for some boasting. This isn’t news; we just want to spell it out.
- We work closely with the winning poet to create a book she loves.
- The poet has a say in editing, design, and promotion.
- We plan a book launch in MA, where the press is based, for which a travel stipend and reading honorariums are provided.
- Poets receive ongoing publicity through our website and social media, plus invitations to do readings and participate in local and national book fairs.
- The winner receives $1,000.
- After receiving 10 copies of her book, she enjoys a discount of 50% off the cover price forever.
- We send review copies to writers and review venues.
- We enter the winning book into post-publication contests.
This may sound standard, but it’s actually more of what makes Perugia Press unique. Our books make their way into the world on many paths, gathering more attention. And it pays off.
It was just announced that last year’s winner, Girldom, by Megan Peak, won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Texas is huge; the competition was steep. We are so pleased to add Girldom to our long list of post-publication wins.
However, offering these so-called extras (that we consider standard) takes time and resources. Please help us continue our good work by donating to the press during National Poetry Month.
Founder and President of the Board
P.S. For gifts of $100 or more, we’ll send you a copy of the 2019 Perugia Press Prize-winning book, Hail and Farewell by Abby E. Murray, when it is released later this year. And, as a little Poetry Month gift, we’ve included a poem from Murray’s collection below:
* Hail and Farewell will be released in September 2019 *