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$30.00 USD

For the 2021 contest, the Autumn House staff serves as the preliminary readers, and the final judge is Eileen Myles. The submission period opens January 15, 2021, and closes June 15, 2021 (Eastern Time). The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote their book

  • Poetry submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages
  • Each new poem should start on a new page
  • Illustrations are discouraged
  • Submission should be previously unpublished
  • Please don’t include your name anywhere on the actual manuscript
  • Feel free to include a table of contents 
  • Simultaneous submissions permitted
  • All finalists will be considered for publication
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.