Between December 1st and the following April 30th, we accept manuscripts for the annual Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, as well as for the Rochelle Ratner and Robert Creeley awards.

The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize offers a cash award of $1,000.00 plus publication of the winning book. The Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley and the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Awards offer cash prizes of $250 each and will be chosen from finalists' manuscripts submitted to the contest. 

Prizes are judged by a poet of national stature. The winners' names and title of the winning book are announced and advertised nationally.

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Note: We are not able to consider manuscript submissions without the submission fee. Please note, manuscript fees paid are not refundable.

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