Ex Ophidia Press
Poetry Prize

Guidelines for the Fourth Annual Poetry Prize

There are about 300 submissions annually.

Opening date for submissions: July 1, 2019.

Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Fee: $25.00 USD for each manuscript.

The prize: The winning author shall receive a $1,000 cash prize and 15 author copies of the book.

The finalists: In addition to the winner, there will be 9 finalists.

Eligibility: Open to all English-language authors worldwide (of any age, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation) for a book of poetry.

Specifications: Manuscripts should be between 64 and 84 numbered pages including a Title Page and a Table of Contents. Single-spaced Word documents ONLY. We will not accept PDF documents or translations. Do not include any illustrations or graphics. By submitting a manuscript to this contest, all authors attest that the work is their own.

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted anonymously with ONLY the title on the first page. Be sure to include a separate cover letter with the title of your manuscript, your name, and your contact information. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Submittable (see the link below). Manuscripts submitted by third parties will not be eligible.

The judge: Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, an internationally acclaimed handpress printer and author of 14 books, will be the final judge of the prize-winning manuscripts.

Publication date: Early 2020. The winning volume will be published by Ex Ophidia Press and distributed by the Press and through Amazon.com.

Link to the submission page: https://exophidiapress.submittable.com/submit/139789/2019-ex-ophidia-poetry-book-prize