Autumn House Writer Prize
For the 2021 contest, the Autumn House staff serves as the preliminary readers, and the final judge is Matthew Dickman. The winner receives publication of a full-length manuscript and $1,000. The submission period opens October 1, 2020, and closes January 15, 2021 (Eastern Time).
- Must be the author’s first full-length poetry collection (previous publications of chapbooks are fine).
- Authors must be 36 years old or younger in this calendar year
- The winners will receive book publication, $500 advance against royalties, 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 anyone undergoing financial hardship or living with limited means. Please reach out, and we’ll step you through the submission process)
- Please don’t include your name anywhere on the actual MS
- Include a brief bio in the “cover letter” section of Submittable
- Feel free to include a TOC and acknowledgments page
- Simultaneous submissions permitted
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