Awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted in an open competition. Submissions are considered for both prizes. Submit manuscripts between 60 and 90 pages.
Semiannual contest for unpublished chapbooks or poems or short stories 16-36 pages long. Submit via online submission manager.
Submit up to three poems, max 120 lines each, by regular mail or online submission manager. Final judge is William Trowbridge.
Submit a novel, novella or collection of stories between 150 and 350 pages. Also awards an original manuscript of poems between 50 and 70 pages by a writer who already has published at least one full-length book of poetry, not including chapbooks. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.
Submit prose, creative nonfiction or poetry on the topic of tobacco. Max 500 words. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.
Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages or one to three poems (max 10 pages) using the online submission manager. Creative nonfiction judged by Jill Christman, poetry judged by Mark Neely and fiction judged by Rachel Basch.
Submit one fiction or nonfiction submission, max 7,000 words, or up to three poems. Judged by Richard Siken (poetry), Lily Hoang (fiction/prose) and Kiese Laymon (nonfiction).
Open for poems in any style or theme. The Margaret Reid Prize awards poems with regular meter and/or rhyme or is written in a recognized poetic form. The Tom Howard Prize is given to the best poem of any style. Submit through online form.
Submit original fiction or nonfiction of up to 6,000 words or submit 3-5 poems or one long poem of at least five pages. The theme is TBD. Submit online only.
Submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems with a combined length of up to 400 lines. Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Online submissions preferred.