Deadlines for July: Full-Length Manuscripts


We’ve got to be thankful to live in a world which offers so many opportunities for poets to get their work out there. Here are six presses and awards to submit your manuscript to this month.

Deadline: 6/30

Autumn House Press

Autumn House is looking for manuscripts between 50 & 80 pages. Winner receives $1k advance and a $1.5k grant for travel and touring expenses. Kimiko Hahn will guest judge this year.

Application Fee: $30


Deadline: 6/30

Award judges always have their eyes on Copper Canyon’s publication schedule. Send them a manuscript 45-200 pages long, translations included.

Deposit: $35

Deadline: 7/1

Hopper Poetry Prize

For their Hopper Prize, Green Writers Press is looking for a manuscript “with an identified interest in the natural world and whose work explores issues tied to our ever-changing environment.” Winner will receive $500 and publication. Send them 45-90 pages of work.

Application Fee: $25


Deadline: 7/31

The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

If you’re a Kentucky poet, or your writing a book set in or about Kentucky, or a Kentuckian is the subject of your manuscript—this series is perfect for you. Send Sarabande Books a manuscript of 48-100 pages for a chance at publication.

Entry Fee: $15


Deadline: 7/31

Trio House Press is opening their general submissions this month. Take your time with this submission—they’d like a marketing plan to be included in the cover letter. Send them 48-70 pages of poetry. Trio House Press asks all of its published poets to continue to help the press with editorial duties for 24 months after publication.

Application Fee: $20


Deadline: 7/31

Press 53 Award for Poetry

For American writers, this award grants $1500 advance and publication. The winner will officially be designated a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection. Send them 60-120 pages.

Application Fee: $30