Deadline: June 30, 2024

Entry fee: $35 reading fee

About the competition

For the 2024 contest, the Autumn House staff as well as select outsider readers serve as the preliminary readers, and the final judge is Kazim Ali. The winner receives publication of their full-length manuscript and $2,500. The submission period opens May 1, 2024, and closes June 30, 2024 (Eastern Time). We will announce the finalists and the winner of the contest by October 1, 2024. 

Competition guideline

  • The winner will receive book publication, a $1,000 honorarium, 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
  • Each new poem should start on a new page
  • Illustrations are strongly discouraged and should not comprise more than a quarter of the book
  • The reading fee is $35 (We will waive the submission fee for those undergoing financial hardship or living with limited means. Before you reach out to request a waived fee, please read our full statement and instructions here. If the guidelines are not followed, we will not be able to offer a waived fee.)
  • The book should be previously unpublished
  • We only accept original manuscripts; AI-generated or AI-supported works are not accepted
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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