For the 2016 contest, the
preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge
isAda 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.