Between December and the following April, 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. Additionally, the Press Prize winner receives a two-year Duotrope Gift Certificate (a USD $100 value)
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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• Submit a manuscript of 48-84 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form, although individual poems appearing in print or on the web are permitted. Entries may consist of individual poems, or a book-length poem—or any combination of long or short poems. Collaborations welcome.
• Since we judge the contest blindly, be sure that your name or other identifying information does not appear in headers, footers, or elsewhere in the manuscript.
• Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgements page for magazine or anthology publications.