The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1, 2018 and closes June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time) . To submit online, please visit our online submission manager.
The judges for the 2018 full-length contests are:
The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. In addition to publication the winner also receives $1,000 ($500 advance against royalties and a $500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens November 1, 2017 and closes January 31, 2018 (Eastern Time). To submit online please visit our online submission manager. The judge for this year’s Rising Writer Contest is Richard Siken.
If you don’t yet have a full-length poetry manuscript, please consider submitting a chapbook to our imprint, Coal Hill Review.
Autumn House accepts full-length manuscripts in all genres for publication consideration from August 1, 2018 to November 1, 2018 (or we reach 300 manuscripts). For more information.
Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. Many of our past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.
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