Letras Latinas and Red Hen Press are pleased to announce that TWO manuscripts will be selected by final judge Orlando Ricardo Menes for publication by Red Hen Press.
The postmark deadline remains January 15, 2012
These two manuscripts will constitute the first two winners of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize.
Both authors will be offered a standard book contract and each manuscript will be published, one in 2013 and one in 2015.
All other perks of winning the prize remain the same for each poet.
Red Hen Press has been steadily increasing the lead time for books in its publication schedule. Marketing director William Goldstein had this to say:
“Longer lead times let us think harder about how best to send a book off into the world. This arrangement will allow us to better serve books and authors past, present, and future.”
“In some respects, our partnership with Red Hen Press is, in my view, a publishing initiative whose aim, with the help of our judge, is to provide a home for worthy book-length manuscripts at an independent press with a solid track record,” said Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas. "We’d like to emphasize the collaborative nature of this initiative, which couldn't exist without the participation of the poets who send in their manuscripts."