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 2019 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is poet Stacey Waite. 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.