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P – Autumn House Press Rising Writer Prize

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$25
Guidelines for the Rising Writer Prize
  • Must be the author’s first full-length poetry collection (previous publications of chapbooks and full-length books in other genres are fine) 
  • The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 honorarium, and a $500 travel/publicity grant to promote their book
  • All finalists will be considered for publication
  • Submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages
  • The reading fee is $25 (We will waive the submission fee for those undergoing financial hardship or living with limited means. Please check out our FAQs page for more information)
  • Do not include your name anywhere on the actual manuscript; if your name appears within the body of the text, please omit it or black it out
  • You may include a brief bio in the “cover letter” section of Submittable
  • Do not include an acknowledgments page in the manuscript
  • Feel free to include a table of contents
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please let us know immediately if your book was accepted elsewhere
  • Friends, family members, and former students of judges or Autumn House editors may not submit to the contest. Students do not include interactions at short-term residencies or fellowships
  • Former employees of Autumn House, including interns, may not submit to the contest

Note: There is no longer an age restriction on this prize.


Credit: Ladan Osman

Donika Kelly is the author of THE RENUNCIATIONS (Graywolf 2021) and BESTIARY (Graywolf). BESTIARY is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long-listed for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
https://www.autumnhouse.org/submissions/rising-writers-prize/?mc_cid=e88624606e&mc_eid=15d63598a0

Venue

Autumn House Press

Organizer

Autumn House Press
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