Guidelines for the 2017 Autumn House Poetry Contest
For the 2017 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is Alberto Ríos. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The submission period opens January 1, 2017 and the postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2017. For further questions, feel free to email us.
- The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote their book.
- All finalists will be considered for publication.
- Poetry submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages.
- Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.
- Please include with manuscript: Cover letter with all current contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address), table of contents, and acknowledgments of previously published poems. (Paper submissions should also include SASE. If you would like to confirm that your manuscript has been received, please also include a stamped postcard that requests acknowledgement of receipt. We cannot email or call to let you know your ms was received.)
- Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
- All entries must be clearly marked “Poetry Prize” on the outside envelope.
- Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
- MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
- Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:
Autumn House Press
PO Box 5486
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Winners of the Autumn House Poetry Prize:
|2016||Jane Satterfield||Apocalypse Mix||David St. John|
|2015||Brian Swann||St. Francis and the Flies||Dorianne Laux|
|2014||Ellery Akers||Practicing the Truth||Alicia Ostriker|
|2013||Danusha Lameris||The Moons of August||Naomi Shihab Nye|
|2012||Chelsea Rathburn||A Raft of Grief||Stephen Dunn|
|2011||Brian Brodeur||Natural Causes||Denise Duhamel|
|2010||Corrinne Clegg Hales||To Make It Right||Claudia Emerson|
|2009||Jacqueline Berger||The Gift that Arrives Broken||Alicia Ostriker|
|2008||Mary Crockett Hill||A Theory of Everything||Naomi Shihab Nye|
|2007||Miriam Levine||The Dark Opens||Mark Doty|
|2006||Nancy Pagh||No Sweeter Fat||Tim Seibles|
|2005||Ada Limon||lucky wreck||Jean Valentine|
|2004||Ruth L. Schwartz||Dear Good Naked Morning||Alicia Ostriker|
|2003||Deborah Slicer||The White Calf Kicks||Naomi Shihab Nye|