Book Prize Eligibility and Entry

Full-length collections by an individual poet (48+ pages sans front and back matter) automatically qualify for consideration in the year they are published. (Books by our current staff or former book prize winners are ineligible, as are Good Works projects.) Each submission is considered on its own merits, outside of the context of a contest. If we decide to publish a book or chapbook, we publish it. Other than our modest submission fee for submitting a manuscript, there is no charge to be considered for the prize. If for any reason you do not want your book to be considered for the prize, you should tell us. Several times.