$30.00
  • All full-length collections of poetry 50-80 pages in length are eligible.
  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time).
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Poetry Prize is Kimiko Hahn. 
$30.00
  • Fiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All fiction sub-genres (short stories, short-shorts, novellas, or novels) or any combination of sub-genres are eligible.
  • The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time). 
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Fiction Prize is Dana Johnson.
$30.00
  • Nonfiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All nonfiction subjects (including personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, historical narratives, nature or science writing…) or any combination of subjects are eligible.
  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time).
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Nonfiction Prize is Daisy Hernández.
Ends on January 31, 2018$25.00
$25.00
The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation.
For the 2018 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is poet Richard Siken. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length poetry manuscript and $1,000. For further questions, feel free to email us.
  • Must be author’s first full-length poetry 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.
  • Submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages. 
  • Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.