This is an open contest for the best poetry manuscript, selected annually. Our 2021 final judge is Maggie Anderson. 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, 2021  Translations are not eligible; we have a separate translation series. 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