Open contest for the best poetry manuscript, selected annually. Our 2020 final judge is Indran Amirthanayagam. Please submit a book-length original collection of poems, approximately 48 to 96 pages, with no more than one poem per page. Poems should be single spaced. 

The reading fee through Submittable is $27. NOTE: We are no longer accepting hard copy submissions. 

Please see for further guidelines.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Translations are not eligible.

Ashland University employees and their spouses are not eligible. Relatives, friends, past or current students of contest judges and/or Ashland Poetry Press editors are ineligible. 

Ashland Poetry Press