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Pacifica Poetry Prize

PACIFICA Poetry Prize 2014

The Pacifica Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet's first book, while also honoring the late founder of Ekstasis Editions Limited, a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry, poetry in translation, fiction and metaphysics.



A $1000 Honorarium, paid in March 2014, and book publication by Ekstasis Editions, Ltd. in March, 2015, in EKSTASIS EDITIONS New Poets of the World Series.


Entrants must be a citizen or legal resident of the World.

Poets, who are at least 18 years of age, who have yet to publish a full-length-book collection of poetry.

Translations are not eligible.

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks of 32 pages or less, or self-published books of 46 pages or less, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest.

Employees, volunteers and board members of Ekstasis Editions, Ltd., or their partners or spouses, or their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not eligible.
As per the Publishing Contest Ethics, as advanced by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), any person who has studied poetry in a formal program with the Judge or a member of the Ekstasis team — through a college, university, community program, residency, or private tutorial, within the last two years — is not eligible to submit a manuscript to this contest.