Poetry Contest Guidelines

THE  EDITORS PRIZE FOR POETRY

We are now open for submissions to the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry!

Each spring Pleiades Press publishes a book of poetry selected by the editors of Pleiades Press. The winning writer will receive $3000 ($2000 + $1000 towards book tour expenses) and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press and nationally distributed by Louisiana State University Press. In addition, the winning writer will be invited to read at the University of Central Missouri. The contest deadline is is May 15, 2019.

The Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry is open to all writers, regardless of previous publication. Poetry collections must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, nor are “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books. Previous journal and chapbook publications are OK.

We read only online submissions. The reading fee is $25 for each manuscript submitted. Please do not include your name on the manuscript.

Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable. If poems in the manuscript have been previously published, enclose an acknowledgements page.

To enter the contest please complete the following two steps:

  1. Go HERE (to the University of Central Missouri online marketplace) to pay your entry fee.
  2. After you have paid your fee, go to pleiadessubmissions.com to upload your manuscript to our submission manager. Please put your order number in the comments fields of the submission manager.

 

THE LENA-MILES WEVER TODD PRIZE

The winning writer will receive $3000 ($2000 prize + $1000 towards book tour expenses) and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press and nationally distributed by Louisiana State University Press. In addition, the winning writer will be invited to the University of Central Missouri, where Pleiades Press is housed, to launch a book tour.

*The 2019 judge and deadline to submit will be posted in Fall 2019.

This contest is open to all writers, regardless of previous publication. Poetry collections must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, nor are “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books. Previous journal and chapbook publications are OK.

We prefer online submissions. The reading fee is $25 for each manuscript submitted.

Please do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript. Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable. If poems in the manuscript have been previously published, enclose an acknowledgements page.

To enter the contest please complete the following two steps:

  1. Go HERE (to the University of Central Missouri online marketplace) to pay your entry fee.
  2. After you have paid your fee, go to pleiadessubmissions.com to upload your manuscript to our submission manager. Please put your order number in the comments fields of the submission manager.