Nightboat Poetry Prize Now Open for Submissions!

Nightboat Poetry Prize Now Open for Submissions!

Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize.

The winning poet receives $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book.
Finalists are considered for future publication.

Judges: Kazim Ali and Stephen Motika (Nightboat Books Editors)

Please carefully follow the submission instructions. Thanks!

DEADLINE: November 18, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

* Submit your manuscripts here *

Complete Guidelines:

ELIGIBILITY: Any poet writing in English. Previous book publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible.

FORMAT: 48 to 90 pages (suggested length, manuscripts may be longer or shorter), paginated, no more than one poem per page. Please include one title page with title only, tables of contents, and acknowledgments page.  The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS: We accept International Submissions.

REVISIONS: The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

ENTRY FEE: A $28 entry fee. In the event that the judges do not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants.

DEADLINE: November 18, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
Winner will be announced by April 1, 2017. Winning collection to be published Spring 2018.

MORE INFO: Email questions/comments to info AT, but please do not send your manuscript to this email address.