Lost Horse Press Announces Dorianne Laux as Final Judge for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2014 Competition

Lost Horse Press Announces Dorianne Laux as Final Judge for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2014 Competition

Lost Horse Press is now accepting submissions for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2014. The Idaho Prize is an annual, national competition offering $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript. Manuscripts are accepted for review before May 15 of each year, and on 15 August, a winner and finalists are announced. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Lost Horse Press website, along with a list of the finalists, as well as in the catalog of our distributor, the University of Washington Press.

Lost Horse Press is extremely happy to announce that the final judge for the 2014 Idaho Prize for Poetry is Dorianne Laux.

Contest Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or submitted online ( by May 15th

Winners will be announced on August 15th

$1,000 cash prize, plus publication by Lost Horse Press

Entry fee: $25 check or money order for hardcopy submissions; $27.50 PayPal payment with submission

For submission guidelines, please visit our web site at

The 2013 winner of the Idaho Prize was Yayha Frederickson's THE GOLD SHOP OF BA-'ALI Based in Sandpoint, Idaho, Lost Horse Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent press that publishes the works of established as well as emerging poets, and makes available fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. Christine Holbert, founder and publisher of Lost Horse Press, earned her publishing degree from Eastern Washington University in 1998. At that time, she realized that few independent presses in the region could afford to hire a full-time editor or book designer. She understood that the place to pursue a serious publishing career was New York, but since she didn't want to live in the City, Holbert decided to found a literary press so she could have a job. And live in the country. So, in June 1998, she established Lost Horse Press in her home south of Spokane, Washington. Holbert and the Press moved to Sandpoint, to a Mennonite-built log cabin in the Sunnyside area, in 1999. There-by the shores of 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille-Christine reviews and edits manuscripts, designs covers and text, typesets books, designs catalogs, promotes Lost Horse books, manages marketing, oversees interns and volunteers, and negotiates with distributors, bookstores, printers, authors, and other publishers. Christine Holbert has guided to completion such outstanding titles as Love by Valerie Martin, Composing Voices: A Cycle of Dramatic Monologues by Robert Pack, Thistle by Melissa Kwasny, Woman on the Cross and Tales of a Dalai Lama by Pierre Delattre, Just Waking by Christopher Howell, The Baseball Field at Night by Patricia Goedicke, and A Change of Maps by Carolyne Wright, among others. In its fifteen years of existence, the Press has published sixty books of poetry and twelve fiction titles, many of which have won national awards.

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