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Call for Submissions: Kundiman Poetry Prize


Now accepting submissionsDeadline: March 1, 2012

The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets.

Winner receives $1,000, book publication with Alice James Books and a New York City feature reading.

Alice James Books is a cooperative poetry press with a mission is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the publishing process.

General Guidelines

  • Entrants must reside in the United States.
  • Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and 50 – 70 pages in length (single spaced).
  • Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
  • Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. The inclusion of a biographical note is optional. Your name, mailing address, email address and phone number should appear on the title page of your manuscript.
  • No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
  • The Kundiman Poetry Prize is judged by consensus of the members of Kundiman's Artistic Staff and the Alice James Books Editorial Board. Manuscripts are not read anonymously. Learn more about our judging process.
  • Winners will be announced in June.

Guidelines for Electronic Manuscript Submission You may submit your manuscript to The Kundiman Prize electronically by accessing our online submission manager at

Entry fee is $28.

Guidelines for Print Manuscript Submission

Should you wish to submit your manuscript via postal mail, mail your entry to:

Kundiman P.O. Box 4248 Sunnyside, NY 11104

Send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page. Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies.

MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy. Entry fee is $28. Checks or money orders should be made out to Alice James Books. On the memo line of your check, write The Kundiman Poetry Prize.

Checklist for print manuscript entry:

  • One (1) copy of manuscript enclosed, with acknowledgements and two (2) copies of title page
  • $28 entry fee
  • Business sized SASE
  • Stamped addressed postcard
  • Postmarked by March 1, 2012

10/23/2011: Kundiman & Verlaine present R. Zamora Linmark, Sasha Pimentel Chacon & Hanalei Ramos


Kundiman & Verlaine present

An evening of poetry & libation

Featuring: R. Zamora Linmark, Sasha Pimentel Chacon & Hanalei Ramos

Sunday, Oct. 23 Reading begins at 5 p.m. Open Bar from 4-5 p.m. At Verlaine: 110 Rivington St. b/w Ludlow & Essex Sts. [directions: F to Delancey or V to 2nd Ave.] $5 suggested donation

R. Zamora Linmark has authored three poetry collections, Prime Time Apparitions The Evolution of a Sigh, and Drive-By Vigils, all from Hanging Loose Press, and two novels, the best-selling Rolling The R's, which he's adapted for the stage, and the just-published Leche. He resides in Honolulu and Manila, and is at work on a novel and a play But, Beautiful.

Born in Manila and raised in Atlanta, Saudi Arabia and the NYC-tri state region, Sasha Pimentel Chacón is a Filipina American poet and author of Insides She Swallowed, winner of the 2011 American Book Award. Her work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review and Callaloo, and she is the winner of the Ernesto Trejo prize and the Philip Levine fellowship. She is currently an assistant professor of poetics and poetry writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. She lives in El Paso with her husband fiction author Daniel Chacón, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Hanalei Ramos is the author of Letters to Martha and Foiled Stars. Her solo performance work, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know, was created through the generosity of the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), and commissioned by the National Asian-American Theater Festival in New York City. Most recently, she has been awarded residencies and opportunities with Project Rowhouses, The Laundromat Project, and the Asian Womens Giving Circle. Hanalei lives and work in Jersey City, NJ. More about her here.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership wth the City Council.

For more information, go to Kundiman Reading Series

09/28/2011: Special Encore Performance of Together We Are New York


Via Kundiman:

Join Us to Remember and Re-Vision 9/11

A Polyphonic Performance of Poetry and Audio Clips Followed by a Dialogue

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.

Blue Gem Room at Paul Robeson Theater

54 Greene Ave., 1st Floor

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

Featured poets: Hossannah Asuncion, Tamiko Beyer, Marlon Esguerra, April Naoko Heck, Eugenia Leigh, Bushra Rehman, Zohra Saed, Purvi Shah, R.A. Villanueva

For more details and directions, go to Kavad.