Ends on January 31, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00
For the 2016 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is Ada Limón. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $1,000. The postmark deadline for entries is August 31, 2016. For further questions, feel free to email us.
  • Must be author’s first full-length collection (previous publications of chapbooks or self-published books are fine).
  • Authors must be 33 years old or younger in this calendar year
  • The winner will receive book publication, $500 advance against royalties, and a $500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • Poetry submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages. 
  • Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.
  • Please include with manuscript: Cover letter with current contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address), table of contents, and acknowledgments of previously published poems.