The National Poetry Series seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry written by American citizens. All manuscripts must be previously unpublished, although some or all of the individual poems may have appeared in periodicals. Five manuscripts will be chosen, each winning $1,000 and publication by one of the NPS participating publishers: HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Coffee House Press, Fence Books and another press to be announced. New for 2008, NPS is teaming up with mtvU to promote poetry to college students nationwide. One of the five winning NPS titles will be chosen from college student entrants to receive the NPS and mtvU prize. The winning manuscript will be published by HarperPerennial, and the winning student will have the opportunity to interview judge Yusef Komunyakaa on mtvU. Entry period January 1 through February 15, 2008.