Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry

We are very pleased to announce Landscape with Headless Mama by Jennifer Givhan was selected as the winner of the 2015 Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry contest and will be published next year.

We also would like to commend the other finalists and semifinalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable.

Finalists: Jade Benoit, Joelle Biele, Charlie Clark, Rodney Gomez, Ginger Ko, Nancy Chen Long, Davis McCombs, Jacques J. Rancourt, Heather Tone

Semifinalists: Tina Cane, Caleb Curtiss, Jehanne Dubrow, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Corey Van Landingham, Elizabeth Langemak, Rosalie Moffett, Kate Partridge, Melissa Range, Jane Satterfield, Sam Witt, Rodney Wilhite

This fall Pleiades Press will be running the Lena-Miles Wever Todd contest for a poetry book and the Robert C. Jones contest for a book of short prose. For both contests the winning writer will receive $2000 and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press and nationally distributed by Louisiana State University Press. The full guidelines are available at